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Living in the Future's Past

Susan Kucera
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
01.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5  
Jeff Bridges, alongside scientists, looks under the “hood of humanity”, exploring ourselves, and our past, providing the keys to a better future.

Actor Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household.


Susan Kucera

Susan Kucera has been working in film, first as a camera assistant studying the Athabasca Glacier and creating educational short films with her father, glaciologist Dr. Richard Kucera, for the Encyclopaedia Britannica Film Corporation, then as a screenwriter and documentary director. She wrote, filmed, directed, edited and co-produced For the Love of Tango (2014), directed, filmed, edited and produced award winning Breath of Life (2014) and directed and filmed Improv(e) (2011). She was the cinematographer for Milkmen (2015).

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Living in the Future's Past

2018, 100'

Directed by:
Susan Kucera

Susan Kucera

Edited by:
Susan Kucera

Keefus Ciancia

Jeff Bridges, Jim Swift, Susan Kucera

Festivals & Awards:

New York Festivals 2018 – Best Documentary on Climate Change and Sustainability, United Nations UNDPI – Gold Award; Amsterdam Film Festival 2018 – Van Gogh Award; Arizona International Film Festival 2018 – Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography; IndieFEST Film Awards 2018 – Best Documentary Feature; New Media Film Festival 2018 – Best Feature; WorldFest Houston 2018 – Special Jury Award Best Director; Transitions Film Festival 2018