The History Of Future Folk
The History Of Future Folk (2013)

THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK tells the hilarious (and possibly exaggerated) origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been charming NYC audiences with their live act for the better part of a decade. When a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 31, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: High on quirky smarts and low on splashy special effects, The History of Future Folk is an unusual -- and unusually fun -- slice of sci-fi.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A delightful sci-fi adventure that simultaneously strips the genre down to its low-tech basics and infuses it with audacious new verve.

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Eric Kohn

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of unadulterated escapism in which the craftsmanship lies not in visual polish but the universal appeal of a catchy tune.

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Fred Topel

D'Aulaire's deadpan gravitas makes the low budget sci-fi undertones feel real enough to juxtapose with the ridiculous premise.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It is so charming and sweet ... and the songs are so winning that it is impossible not to fall for it.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The movie could have made its points - war is bad; music is the universal language - in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

The nonsense proves good, goofy fun that works well because "History" at least acts as if it takes itself seriously, going easy on obvious ironies while dishing out catchy tunes.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen.

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Ruth Brown
Willamette Week

It plays out as a simple, sweet story of two alien lifeforms who discover that falling in love and playing the banjo is a better mission than intergalactic genocide. And that's a message I think we can all get behind.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
Can you imagine a film that incorporates elements of drama, romance, comedy, sci-fi plus lots of catchy songs... and that at the end almost everyone likes it!?… More
Jesse Ortega
This is proof, again, that you don't need a gigantic budget to make a really good movie. Hell, part of the film's charm is the film's lo-fi look… More