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Comedy, Romantic Comedy | English | 76 minutes


Wonderphil Entertainment (USA)



The future. Look forward to it! 1938’s finest film reveals the wonder-world of 2018 A.D.

In this “lost” 1938 film, an intrepid agent travels time to the far-off future: 2018 AD! He fights the Fuhrer and goes gaga for a gal… but will he leave his love to save civilization?

Filmed in eye-popping vintage SpectaColor, it’s classic Hollywood in all its glory. Starring ESSEX, the dashing dimpled hero and BANKY, the gorgeous leading lady with a wicked wit and world-weary edge. Plus scheming hoodlums, gleaming sky-scrapers, and screaming laughs! All set in OUR MODERN WORLD... as imagined by the film-makers of 1938.

The film’s female lead is BETTY GILPIN, who has become a star via her lead role on Netflix’s GLOW. She is also known for high-profile roles on Nurse Jackie, American Gods, and Masters of Sex.

The male lead is NICK WESTRATE, who plays Robert Townsend on the acclaimed AMC series Turn: Washington’s Spies and has appeared on Mildred Pierce, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, and Quantico.

Future ’38 begins with a highly tongue-in-cheek introduction by NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON, the internationally famous astrophysicist and science communicator. He is most widely known for hosting Cosmos and StarTalk.

SEAN YOUNG is an icon for her role in Blade Runner. She’s also starred in No Way Out, with key roles in Dune, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Stripes, and Wall Street.

ROBERT JOHN BURKE was the lead in Robocop 3 and many other features, including various Hal Hartley films. He is widely known for his television roles on Law & Order SVU, Gossip Girl, and Rescue Me.

ETHAN PHILLIPS played “Neelix” on every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He was also a regular on Benson.

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