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The History of Future Folk (2013)

Nils d'Aulaire , Jay Klaitz , J. Anderson Mitchell , Jeremy Kipp Walker  |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nils d'Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery, April Hernandez Castillo, Onata Aprile
  • Directors: J. Anderson Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker
  • Writers: J. Anderson Mitchell
  • Producers: Jon Bulette, Andrew Goldman, Smokey Nelson Jeremy Kipp Walker
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: FilmBuff
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00D6VQ8E2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,668 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Aliens from the planet Hondo cancel their plans of world domination to form a bluegrass band and fall in love in this wonderfully odd, surprisingly sweet sci-fi musical comedy. A FilmBuff Presentation.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie for date night or family night June 14, 2013
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The premise of the movie, about aliens who come to earth, hear music for the first time and spare the Earth because of it sounded very much to my taste. It's charming and sweet, without being awful. I was very entertained, and I'll probably buy the movie, because I can watch this one again. The costumes are low budget, but enjoyable and kind of classy kitch. I particularly enjoyed the fight scene cut with the tango scene. A lot to like. So apparently, irl these guys have been dressing up in spacesuits and playing music together at least since 2007. That's a story I'd like to hear more about! The music was surprisingly good, and the songs were very fun. Watch it, you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How Cool is THAT?! January 13, 2014
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To me, this represents the ultimate in Independent film endeavors. No big stars. No big budget. Just a great idea and a great script realized very well.

Here's the scoop. General Trius, from the planet Hondo comes to earth as an advance guard for a Hondo invasion because Hondo is going to be wiped out by a comet. But he discovers music, falls in love, gets married and has a child, so he's conflicted. An assassin (Kevin) arrives to do him in, but he starts to also fall prey to music and love. What's an alien to do?

This is a terrific movie. It has a good heart and good people at the core. General Trius (Nils d'Aulaire) has a good camera face and does a really good job considering this is the only movie he's ever acted in. Jay Klaitz, (as Kevin) is a tremendously goofy sidekick. He's a bit chubby with a moon face, but put the two on stage with their spaceman outfits, and banjo and guitar, and things explode. Trius' voice is good. Kevin's voice is amazing. But the songs are well written and Trius' stand-up comedy routine is also written very well. And the lensing isn't flashy but the camera set-ups were really good. I always felt the camera was in the right spot. Likewise, the editing is smooth. I never felt the cuts. Dee Snider, of Twisted Sister fame, has a smallish role but he does a sweet job.

This is the first feature length film directed by John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker but I hope they do more. because this sort of sensibility is rare in film today. If you love indy films, the don't get much better than this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, silly movie January 9, 2014
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We came across more or less by accident the other day, and loved it. It's such a good-hearted, joyful movie. I love it when a movie ends and just leaves you feeling *good*. It may be pretty much alone in its genre -- bluegrass sci-fi comedies are hard to find -- but the banjo song medley where General Trias introduces Kevin to music for the first time is nothing short of amazing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a film! December 9, 2013
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History of Future Folk is a gem of a movie. It's clearly made on a tight budget, but it's proof positive that you don't need multi-million dollar effects to create an emotionally affecting film. Fantastic performances all around, but Jay Klaitz (the chubby one) absolutely steals the show! Highly recommended—plus, it's one of those rare movies that works for grown-ups and families alike.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flight of the Concords meets B movie sci fi July 28, 2013
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My boyfriend and I loved this movie! It is so much fun, and the songs will get stuck in your head. The best way we could come up with to describe it is if Flight of the Concords decided to make a sci fi movie. So if you enjoy either of those things, give this a shot!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Campy, but tremendous fun August 9, 2013
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I have had an interest in watching this film since the trailer came out. I'm too cheap to spend the money to watch every film in a theater, but at $0.99 rental, it seemed like time to jump in. I was pleasantly surprised that the story avoided offensive elements while telling a simple tale. The music is really fun. Sure, it doesn't have all the slick production values of some of the more popular fare, but it was a nice, simple story which I would be willing to watch as a family. I would watch this again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only because 6 stars wasn't an option. June 11, 2013
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Much of my enjoyement was that I watched this having no idea what I was getting myself into. So I will not ruin it by trying to explain or hype. Just watch it if your looking for some absurd humor and willing to take a chance on an unknown. I think you will be rewarded with much laughter. Hondo!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Everything you'd ever want in a story and movie - minus all of the crap that you tend to get with big budget movies.

Bit of drama, bit of romance, bit of humor, music, fight scenes, dancing, ...the list goes on. Plus some crackling blue grass music and some very original songs.

I live in Australia, and I know its a long shot at happenning, but if Future Folk ever toured here I'd be at all of their gigs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Creativity at its best!
This quirky little movie will warm your heart and tickle your insides. Watching the interaction between the father and his daughter is so loving and sweet. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MK
5.0 out of 5 stars Original, funny, and quirky. Youll love it if you like a good...
I would recommend anyone watch this if they are tired of the run-of-the-mill Hollywood movies. Simple and funny, with that good awkward air.
Published 2 months ago by Luzerspoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Heard about this movie last year and then forgot about it. Glad I found it again. Just the right amount of bluegrass and sci-fi! We recommend it to all our friends.
Hondo!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better the 2nd time
If you can't enjoy this movie your expectations were either way too high or you may just be wound too tight. This movie shouldn't work but it does. Read more
Published 3 months ago by G. Knapp
5.0 out of 5 stars "A Mighty Wind" meets "Buckaroo Banzai"
If the title of my review makes any sense to you, you'll like this movie. It's a hoot. Pure goofy entertainment, with a dash of heart.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly, low budget, entertaining, The History of Future Folk is pretty...
When I saw the title of this film, I googled it and found information about the movie and about the band in Poland. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mostlee
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful surprise.
Music can save the planet and make the universe a better place. You don't know what to make of the film at first, but the great music and original plot keeps you watching. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard A. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Hondo
Watch this in your favoritest jammies, with the most delicious popcorn, and the mind of a six year old. Long live Hondo.
Published 3 months ago by Chelsea Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Just watched this in England.
Superb.
Great acting, great script, great music, great humour, GREAT film!
This is a little known classic that deserves cult status and blu-ray.
VERY enjoyable.
Published 4 months ago by P. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun and, actually, important film!
My husband and I had NO idea what to expect. But, by the first appearance of the banjo and THEN the reaction of the 2nd alien to music...WELL...you just have to watch it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wendy Dennis
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