Living in Future’s Past
Living in the Future’s Past with Director Q&A

Living in the Future’s Past with Director Q&A 12A Sold Out


Please note: This was screened in Sept 2018

Susan Kucera
Jeff Bridges, Leonard Mlodinow, Piers Sellers
83 mins, 2018, USA
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In a tour de force of original thinking, actor Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski) produces and stars in this beautifully photographed environmental documentary which attempts to upend our way of thinking about who we are and the environmental challenges we face.

We all know we inhabit a rapidly changing world. Within this context Bridges (alongside contributions from a host of people including prominent authors, physicists, astronauts and more) attempts to challenge our perceptions of our place within - and our effect upon - the planet. Providing new insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended environmental consequences, the film examines the changes we need to make to our psychology, and way of being, in order to solve the ecological crises humankind has brought upon itself.

Bypassing ideological traps and incorporating elements of evolution and neuropsychology to offer insights in to how we might move into our future more wisely, this powerful, poetic and thought-provoking documentary feels like a paradigm shift in the way we might think about environmental challenges.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Susan Kucera - Filmmaker (via Skype)
Rich Pancost - University of Bristol Earth Scientist
Bruce Hood - Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of Bristol
Stephan Lewandowsky - Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Bristol

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