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2081

Synopsis

A stunning adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's short story “Harrison Bergeron,” 2081 is set in a dystopian future where everyone is “equal every which way” – a world in which a Handicapper General goes to enormous lengths to prevent competition and to eliminate innate human differences and natural talents. It is a stifling world that punishes individualism. 2081 stars James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy, Chronicles of Narnia, Trainspotting), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?), and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, The Social Network). It features a hauntingly beautiful musical score performed by the world-famous Kronos Quartet. A teaching episode version of this film is available on izzit.org.Official Film Website

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“This was a FANTASTIC interpretation of Vonnegut’s short story. I’ve long wished for something like this to show my students—and this video definitely delivers when it comes to connecting what they’ve read. Thank you so much!”—Teacher comment

Credits

GENRE
Narrative Short
DIRECTOR, WRITER (SCREENPLAY)
Chandler Tuttle
PRODUCER
Thor Halvorssen
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Christian Charapata
ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Daniel Gusman
TOTAL RUNNING TIME
25 minutes

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Events

  • 10.8.112081 will screen at 10:00am at the 2011 Free Minds Film Festival, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty. The festival is held at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in Centennial 203. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
  • 12.7.102081 screened as part of the 3rd annual Cairo Human Rights Film Festival. More information is available here.
  • 10.15.102081 screens at Libertopia, a new libertarian film festival. 2081 producers Chandler Tuttle and Thor Halvorssen, also MPI's founder, presented the film. The festival was held at the Hilton Universal City Hotel in Hollywood, CA. More information is available here.
  • 2.16.102081 screens at the Southern California Business Film Festival at the USC campus, at 6:00pm in the Seeley G. Mudd Buiding (SGM), Room 123. The screenings are free and open to the public. Visit www.scbff.org for more details.
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