Futurestates

August 2014
16:08

Code Academy

4.0 66 x
In the future, the gender disparity gap will be addressed by keeping boys and girls separate until they’re eighteen. In this society, The Equal Futures Academies for Girls and for Boys were formed to re-educate the two genders without inherent biases. Code Academy is a peek into the inner world of adolescence, gender identity formation, and the role of cyberspace in a tumultuous time of growth.
22:10

As You Were

3.0 29 x
In the near future, an injured soldier returns home with advanced prosthetics to replace an arm and leg lost in combat, and must reconnect with family. A film by Trevin Matcek.
14:40

Teacher in a Box

3.0 42 x
The School for Innovation was founded by a corporation determined to rebound the economy by teaching design thinking to teenagers, then putting the most promising prototypes into production. When an abused girl designs a product that stands to make millions for them, a jaded teacher — who’d been replaced by a digital avatar — is compelled to protect the girl. A film by Tanuj Sachdev Chopra.
17:36

Ant

3.0 40 x
When a bipolar patient abruptly stops taking his digitally encoded psych meds, a therapist named Ant (played by Guillermo Diaz) learns they are no panacea. The therapist must risk his life to avert catastrophe in this film by Tina Mabry that looks at the culture of mental health care in the future.
13:56

Happy Fun Room

3.0 36 x
The host of a once-popular kid’s show clashes with child co-stars and disgruntled crew. The world’s changed and the show’s cautionary messages may no longer be needed. Can she adapt? A film by Greg Pak.
11:57

A Robot Walks into a Bar

3.0 50 x
Can a new bartending robot help patrons drown their sorrows, all while keeping them from harming themselves? He soon learns his mission may be next to impossible. A film by Alex Rivera.
15:08

Excarcerated

3.0 40 x
A young man convicted of a violent crime is released into a community service-based alternative to incarceration, but he isn’t especially free. He must remain connected at all times to virtual surveillance, where his every move is tracked and his attempt to reconcile the past is constantly thwarted. A film by Aldo Velasco.
July 2014

The Living

3.0 38 x
Watch the Wednesday premiere of "The Living"! Organ Harvesting Initiative surgeon Isaac North visits a Colorado refugee town where quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care, his organs harvested for more “productive” citizens.

Children of the Northern Lights

3.0 45 x
Watch the Wednesday premiere of "Children of the Northern Lights"! Two astronauts on a prospecting mission to find a new supply of energy crash land on a distant planet, where alien beings offer a chance at a survival — but at a great cost.

Hollow

3.0 44 x
Watch the Wednesday premiere of "Hollow"! The web is no longer secure, but NeuroLock can encrypt data using the human brain. Iris struggles to choose between unemployment and a job as a “neuro-messenger,” a career with unwanted side effects.
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