Vision of the Future Film Festival: Fall 2018
A brief introduction by a guest professor precedes the showing of each film. After the film's viewing there is a short discussion led by the professor. Open to the public. Free admission. Register at Front Desk or Event Calendar.

Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Bruno Penteado, Adjunct Faculty
English, Film Studies at IUSB

Ridley Scott directs a stellar cast in this breathtaking sci-fi adventure based on the best-selling novel. During a manned mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind by his crew after a fierce storm on the hostile planet. But Watney is still alive, and he must now find a way to contact Earth while he tries to survive on a barren planet with
meager supplies and the hope that an international team of scientists can devise a near-impossible rescue plan to bring him home. More...

Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Jonathan Nashel, Chair and Professor
History Department at IUSB

Director Mel Brooks’ hilarious tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic, pokes fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made. Surrounded by an uproarious cast, Gene Wilder as the young Dr. Frankenstein is summoned by his late grandfather’s will to his castle in Transylvania. There the American grandson of the infamous scientist struggles to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe. But the Young Frankenstein soon discovers his grandfather’s step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life and the riotous adventure explodes. More...

Movie InformationSunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Elaine Roth, Professor, English,
Film Studies at IUSB

In a distant but not so unrealistic future, mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash. WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot, has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth’s history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day EVE, a sleek reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. Directed by Andrew Stanton, WALL-E is joined by a hilarious cast of characters as he makes his fantastic journey across the universe. More...

Movie InformationSunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Amanda Alvarado, Adjunct Faculty,
Film Studies, English at IUSB

In the near future, retired cat burglar Frank (Frank Langella) has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option. Against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot,
programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often comical and
heartwarming story, directed by Jake Schreier, about finding friends and family in the most unexpected place. More...