New York Film Critics Series: The House of Tomorrow
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Hosted By Alison Bailes (Sirius, WOR)
The House of Tomorrow is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Peter Livolsi and starring Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff. The film is based on Peter Bognanni's 2010 novel of the same name. It is Livolsi's directorial debut. Co-stars Ellen Burstyn and Nick Offerman served as executive producers of the film.
16 year old Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) has spent most of his life with his Nana (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) 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 Fullers torch and make the world a better place.
But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared (Alex Wolff), a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16 year old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single father Alan (Nick Offerman) and teenage sister Meredith (Maude Apatow). Sebastian and Jared form a band and with his Nanas 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.
Asa Butterfield as Sebastian Prendergast
Alex Wolff as Jared Whitcomb
Nick Offerman as Alan Whitcomb
Ellen Burstyn as Josephine Prendergast
Maude Apatow as Meredith Whitcomb
Michaela Watkins as Mrs. Whitcomb
Fred Armisen as Tour Video Narrator (voice)
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