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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. Beautiful people wear disfiguring masks; intelligent people have loud, distracting noises piped into their heads to interrupt their thoughts; athletes are burdened with heavy weights. The end result is a society where no one can think, no one can love, and no one can register how much they have been dehumanized by social engineering--so much so that when the brilliant, strong, handsome Harrison Bergeron is shot for breaking free of his restraints, his own parents are incapable of absorbing what has happened. Tuttle calls the story a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy, an unbridled tribute to greatnessgreat art, great music, great dance, and the greatness of the human spirit."
Starring James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy, Chronicles of Narnia, Trainspotting), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?), and Armie Hammer (The Social Network), 2081 features a hauntingly beautiful musical score performed by the world-famous Kronos Quartet.
2011-10-08 | 2081 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.
2010-12-07 | 2081 screened as part of the 3rd annual Cairo Human Rights Film Festival. More information is available here.
2010-10-15 | 2081 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.View full event archive for 2081 ››