Living in the Future’s Past
Friday 14 June – 15.45
The Granville Theatre, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8DG
Academy Award Winner, 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. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind.
Director Biography: Susan Kucera
Susan is currently working with Academy award winner actor Jeff Bridges on documentary collaborations. Susan is director, co-producer, cinematographer and editor of the film Living in the Futures Past which is also, produced, narrated by and features Jeff Bridges, set to be released in 2018.
Susan Kucera has been working in film since youth, first as a camera assistant studying the Athabasca Glacier creating educational short films with her father, Glaciologist, Dr.Richard Kucera, for Encyclopaedia Britannica Film Corporation, then as a screenwriter and director of documentaries.
As one of the first owner/operators of the ground breaking Red One Camera she produced, wrote, directed and filmed Trading on Thin Air starring Nation Magazine’s Alex Cockburn (2009). She wrote, filmed, directed, edited and co-produced For the Love of Tango starring Broadway’s Forever Tango, Jorge Torres (2014). She directed and filmed Improv(e) (2011) a documentary short highlighting the work of the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company and the teens from John C. Fremont High School in LA. She directed, filmed, edited and produced award winning Breath of Life, starring Richard Dawkins (2014). She was the Cinematographer for Milkmen (2015). Susan has 3 other films in the works. Principle Photography is completed for 12th Hour, a film about the psychology of denial and Range Riders, a film about the re-introduction of wolves into the Western United States and ranching in our post-modern landscapes as well as Wild Life, a film about Robert Trivers, the ground-breaking evolutionary biologist named by Time Magazine as one of the most original thinkers of our time.
Susan lives in Hawaii and Washington State and currently films with the Red Epic W. Susan’s films have been featured in the U.S. and Canada on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Shaw, NHK, KCET, LINK TV, Time Warner, and more and translated for and featured on platforms in China, Germany and Argentina. Breath of Life has been sponsored by University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Bristol Festival of Ideas, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Cabot Institute for the Environment, The Blue Planet Foundation, Pangeaseed Foundation and more.
CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
RUNNING TIME: 84 mins
- Director: Susan Kucera
- Producer: Jeff Bridges