The Future Starts Here



Throckmorton Theatre Wed, Oct 8, 2014 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:90
Director:Tiffany Shlain
Producer:Arne Johnson
Sawyer Steele
Jesse Wakeman
Screenwriter:Karen Everett
Ken Goldberg
Arne Johnson
Tiffany Shlain
Sawyer Steele
Cinematographer:Jesse Dana
Editor:Arne Johnson
Shane King
Tiffany Shlain


A wildly entertaining and inspiring ride exploring what it means to be human in our increasingly connected world, The Future Starts Here is an Emmy-nominated original series by Tiffany Shlain: acclaimed filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and Mill Valley native. Season one (2013) of the web series was an instant hit, with over 20 million views, delving into the nuances of motherhood, robots, and tech etiquette. Using her award-winning style of fast-paced archival images, colorful animations, and witty insights, Shlain not only explores the intersection of modern society and technology, she also questions the relationship-even suggesting that viewers extract themselves from connectivity through a weekly “Technology Shabbat.” Join Shlain and MVFF for this special interactive screening of select episodes from season one and a sneak peek at season two, as we come together to consider the changing landscape of media, art, and technology as they intersect with daily life and the small and large screens.

Sponsored by Bon Air Center

Additional Information

A Mill Valley native, Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and author whose work explores navigating our connected world and thoughts on how to shape our future. Her films and work have received over 65 awards and distinctions including multiple premieres at Sundance (including her feature documentary Connected), the US State Department has selected three of her films to represent America abroad for the American Film Showcase and NPR listed her UC Berkeley commencement speech on their list of “best commencement speeches, ever.” Her Emmy nominated hit series on AOL, The Future Starts Here, has over 20 million views and is releasing its second season October 23, 2014.