Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival.
Orcas Island Film Festival presents a free community screening of “Living in the Future’s Past,” a documentary narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges, at 2 p.m. on May 5 at Sea View Theatre.
In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences.
“Living in the Future’s Past” shows how no one can predict how major changes emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many; how energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything; how, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose but what we might gain by preparing for something different. What kind of future would you like to see?
A Q&A discussion with director Susan Kucera via Skype will follow the screening.
Preceding the film, representatives of the Center for Whale Research will present a trailer for its new film “Dammed to Extinction” about the four obsolete dams that choke off thousands of miles of rivers in Washington state. Removing them saves money, salmon and orcas.
Donations are gratefully accepted at the door and will be given to the Center for Whale Research.