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
, Chronicles of Narnia
), 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