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SFFILM Festival

The House of Tomorrow

Directed by Peter Livolsi

USA | 85

9 Apr
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm PT


In this adaptation of Peter Bognanni’s novel, 16-year-old Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) is sheltered and socially awkward, thanks to a life spent studying the teachings of futurist Buckminster Fuller while living in a Fuller-designed geodesic dome in the Minnesota woods with his overprotective grandmother (Ellen Burstyn). After a chance meeting with the green-haired Jared (Alex Wolff), Sebastian is introduced to the world of punk rock, though he soon learns that his new pal, a recent heart transplant patient, has his own reasons to rebel. A soundtrack energized with songs from the Germs and the Stranglers, a winning cast (Nick Offerman plays Jared’s churchgoing father; Maude Apatow plays his sarcastic but sweet sister), and the clever integration of Fuller’s inventions and philosophies into the script make this offbeat indie all the more charming. The House of Tomorrow is a refreshingly sincere ode to the power of friendship. —Cheryl Eddy

Director Peter Livolsi

Peter Livolsi attended AFI, where his thesis short, Duncan Removed (2006), won a Student Emmy. Another short, Leonard in Slow Motion (2014), starred Silicon Valley‘s Martin Starr and played festivals around the world. He makes his feature debut with The House of Tomorrow

Film Details

Language English

Year 2017

Premiere World

Runtime 85

Country USA

Director Peter Livolsi

Producer Tarik Karam, Danielle Renfrew Behrens

Writer Peter Livoisi

Editor Brian Williams

Cinematographer Corey Walter

Music Rob Simonsen

Cast Asa Butterfield, Maude Apatow, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn