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The Future Is Now! (2011)

Only available in United States
(1:31:47)
4.09524

While conducting random street interviews about people's greatest fears, a journalist (Liane Balaban) meets a man (Paul Ahmarani) with an unusual world view. He has no fears. He's a smart, recycling, responsible citizen, but he's disengaged from greater society. He believes once he's dead nothing more matters!

Can "The Man Of Today" be pulled out of his resignation and begin to consider a world of hope and possibilities by "The Woman Of Tomorrow"? As an experiment, this well-connected journalist sends him on a journey of enlightenment to prove the future does matter. Will she succeed? Will it matter? What can one person do?

Paul Ahmarani, Liane Balaban, Shigeru Ban, Christian Bök, Alain de Botton, Marlene Dumas, Francis Dupuis-Déri, Rivka Galchen, Richard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Jean-Paul Sartre
Gary Burns, Jim Brown
English

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schippa, posted on July 21, 2013

This is the second movie I wanted to watch and it's not available in Canada. No point subscribing to gaiamtv, waste of money.

Gaiam_TV, posted on July 21, 2013

We completely understand your frustration. When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, other times we’re not. We constantly strive to make our viewing experience a satisfying one to our customers worldwide, and make every effort to do so in each film we license. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you, and hope you will continue to enjoy all of our worldwide-available content – including all of our original programming.

The Gaiam TV Team

nugzie, posted on May 28, 2013

I bet this is excellent but I give it only 1 star for not being available in its country of origin!

Msmsalama, posted on April 24, 2013

I absolutely expanded from and enjoyed this movie. It is so well-done. The actors were utterly real, didn't appear to be acting at all! It was seamless...every word and segment of ths movie seemed to be carefully, perfectly picked, planned and executed. So well laid out. One of the best movies i've ever seen. Thnk you to all who made this piece possible!

mlucko, posted on October 25, 2012

That's definitely part of the agenda of this movie. Some of the subtle messages are 1. Libertarians don't care about future generations. 2. They are selfish only seeking their own best interests. 3. They are rare ("I've never met a libertarian").

Georgy, posted on July 15, 2012

I attempted to watch a film that originated from Canada, and received a message that said,it is not available in Canada? Whats up with that?

Love this channel, but it is disheartening when I am excited to see a movie and I receive this message.

Georgy (from Canada)

Heather at GaiamTV, posted on July 16, 2012

We know it must be frustrating to see a title and not be able to watch it. Legally, we can only make The Future is Now available in the U.S. as we were unable to secure Canadian distribution rights.

Very few of our shows, in fact, are unavailable to Canadian subscribers, and all of Gaiam TV's original content can be viewed by subscribers worldwide. To make sure you can view a show, simply scroll down the title page until you see the Globe icon that lists that title's availability. Many thanks for your feedback!

kirkal028, posted on June 20, 2012

This film has a lot of challenging notions and not preachy on any viewpoint, leaving the main character with many thoughts conflicting with his own notion of how to live realistically, yet with optimism. I liked the presentations and all the participants, even though I didn't share all of their views, it served up food for thought.

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