FILM: "The Future" is today

By Volcano Staff on November 1, 2011


The pick of this year's Sundance Film Festival, from the buzz and talent involved anyway, was Miranda July's The Future. It's been six years summers since the Me and You and Everyone We Know film director has made a film, and this one sounds as arty and, yes, quirky as her last effort.

The Future begins one afternoon on a sofa. Sophie and Jason, a 30-something couple in Los Angeles, realize that in one month, their lives will change radically when they pick up a stray cat they're adopting. Wanting to take advantage of their fleeting freedom, they quit their jobs, disconnect their Internet, and pursue new interests, all of which literally alter the course of time and space and test their faith in each other and themselves.

The Future screens at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at The Grand Cinema as part of the art film house's "something different" Tuesday Film Series.

[The Grand Cinema, $5-$8.50, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 253.593.4474]