While many of you might be in Florida supporting The Venus Project Centennial Celebration, we’ve decided to celebrate Jacque Fresco’s 100th birthday by releasing a free streaming copy of Future My Love today. Let’s call it our “Centennial Edition”. We hope you enjoy, and if you’ve been “meaning to" check it out, now is your chance!
If you’d like to have a hard copy, we have DVDs and BluRays available (Special Edition & plain) from our shop. Disc comes with the following languages: English (original), German, Polish, Swedish, Spanish. (Italian available via special request).
Across the world people have watched FUTURE MY LOVE as part of our gift economy experiment. One of the neat things is that recipients of streaming vouchers can send little anonymous thank-you messages to the people who gifted the film to them.
To kick things off, we paid for a good number of initial streaming rentals, which means we also got some of those thank-you messages.
And the response has been nothing short of amazing:
"Your altruism has inspired me. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for showing me the true face of how a human should be."
"Thank you very much. You are inspiring our future. :)"
"Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to watch this movie, I've been waiting for two years to watch it. Such love and giving are what is making the world better everyday, <3 thanks a million."
"Thank you so much. I'm from India. A shared vision connects you and me. <3 Much love to you and your family. :-)"
FUTURE MY LOVE will be on television in Sweden (SVT1) tonight and repeated in the following days.
The dates and times are:
Tuesday 25 Feb 2014 22.00
Thursday 27 Feb 2014 14.20
Monday 3 Mar 2014 23.55
With Swedish subtitles! More info on SVT's DOX page.
Here are some of the first reactions by UK press and social media to the theatrical run of FUTURE MY LOVE. Maja Borg's film is currently playing in Bristol, London, Nottingham, and Sheffield. Over the next few weeks, the documentary is to open in Bournemouth, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Great Torrington. All upcoming screenings here.
The Guardian compares Maja Borg to essay filmmaker Chris Marker and writes:
"If there's something self-conscious about the framing, the core is provocative and outward-looking: in searching for solutions, both for her own unhappiness and everybody else's, Borg transforms the personal into the unmistakably political."
Sight & Sound magazine featured FUTUE MY LOVE as Film of the Week on the BFI website:
"With Borg, there’s also an earnest, endearing fragility; she is quick to turn her analysis on herself and her relationship’s past failings, and there’s no smug, over-worthy indignation in her honest recognition that the hardest thing to change is ourselves."
View London gave the film 4 stars:
"Bold, beautiful and educational, Future My Love is a thought provoking and stylishly experimental piece of art that showcases Maja Borg’s unique capacity for filmmaking and cements her as a talent to watch. Recommended."
Press release: Kinosmith to distribute I AM BREATHING and FUTURE MY LOVE in Canada
Toronto – Kinosmith takes on Maja Borg's futuristic and poetic essay FUTURE MY LOVE, nominated at EIFF for the Michael Powell Award for the best British film, which screens in the Rulebreakers and Innovators section at Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival. It's centred around nonagenarian futurist Jacque Fresco's ideas about a resource-based economy. The film has been critically appraised as "Adam Curtis meets Star Trek" (Mark Cousins) and is screening widely in festivals, from Poland to Mexico.
Robin Smith, CEO of Kinosmith, said:
"FUTURE MY LOVE is one of the most thought-provoking films I have come across – it's a touching meditation on the future and why we don't change. It deals with big ideas from a very personal perspective – exactly what we need right now."
FUTURE MY LOVE will play at the Ambulante festival which is touring Mexico from 8 February to 9 May 2013. As 'Futuro Mi Amor', it will screen in the 'Observatorio' section which presents work that advances documentary language and diverse aesthetic expression.
Following high-profile film festivals in Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Tallinn, and Göteborg, this will also be the first time we're showing FUTURE MY LOVE outside Europe.
FUTURE MY LOVE will have its Swedish Premiere at the prestigious Göteborg International Film Festival, "the leading film festival in Scandinavia" and – with an audience of 200,000 visitors a year – one of the largest festivals in the world.
The film is screening on 25, 26, and 28 January. Maja Borg is going to attend the screening on the 28th. Secure your tickets here.
12/12/12 – what a cool date for our exclusive preview of FUTURE MY LOVE in London, and what a great place for it: The RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.
Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong fellowship, RSA seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.
The screening of Maja Borg's film is followed by a discussion with the director and a reception in the lobby.
Crossing the Line, Glasgow Film Festival's experimental film strand is coming to the Glasgow Film Theatre. They have selected FUTURE MY LOVE for an exclusive one-off screening on 2 December. Here's their announcement:
"Fresh from critically acclaimed screenings at this year’s EIFF, Maja Borg’s poetic ‘experimental documentary’ takes us on a road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by sprightly ninety-five-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. Personalising this journey by also exploring the end of her romantic relationship, Borg asks: how much freedom are we prepared to give to the ones we love? And how much responsibility are we ready to take for our society? Carefully weaving archive footage, black and white Super 8 film, and colour HD, this is a poignant depiction of the universal struggle between our heads and hearts in times of big change. We're delighted that director Maja Borg will introduce and take part in a Q&A following this screening."