CH-04. The House of Tomorrow
USA, Feature Film, 2017, 85 min
Sixteen-year-old Sebastian Prendergast has spent most of his life with his Nana in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor, Buckminster Fuller, in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place. But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared, a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16-year-old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single father Alan and teenage sister Meredith. Sebastian and Jared form a band, and with his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship and a church talent show at stake, Sebastian must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious or something else entirely.
The film stars Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar), Nick Offerman (Fargo), Asa Butterfield (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Alex Wolff (Patriot’s Day), Maude Apatow (Girls) and Michaela Watkins (Casual).
Directed by Peter Livolsi