Tom France Presents: 'The House of Tomorrow'

Story about chain-smoking, punk-obsessed teen with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging dad


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By Marilyn Rosenthal

— Tom France of Milford has been presenting films of various genres at the Milford Theatre to get young people and others seeking cultural literacy up to speed.

This time, he's screening a fascinating monthly series from The New York Film Critics Series, which has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings to 50 U.S. locations.

Thanks to the Tom France Presents Series, these screenings are coming to Milford. Here's some information from the Critics Series about "The House of Tomorrow," to be shown on April 26:

This film is a 2017 American drama written and directed by Peter Livolsi and starring Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff. It is based on Peter Bognanni's 2010 novel of the same name and 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 Fuller's 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 Nana's 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.

This film is for one night only at the Milford Theatre, 114 East Catherine St., Milford, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Scan the QR code with your smart phone for the trailer. Admission is $10.

"Let's bring the Milford film community together," says France.



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