Join Us in December. . . .Without Having to Leave Your Desk or Home!

Starting tomorrow, ITVS is hosting a series of online film screenings called the Sci-Fi Lunch Break Series. Each Wednesday at 12pm ET, short films from the third season of the acclaimed FUTURESTATES series will be screened through OVEE, ITVS’s social screening platform.

Imagining tomorrow’s America today, FUTURESTATES is a series of independent mini-features, short narrative films created by veteran filmmakers and emerging talents transforming today’s complex social issues into visions about what life will be like in decades to come. In season three, seven filmmakers imagine America in the not-too-distant future, when what we do, where we live, and who we are will all be dictated by the decisions we make today.

How does it work?
Participants can join for free by signing in with Facebook or directly on the site, interacting with other viewers and panelists in real-time, while watching the film. Viewers can comment, ask questions, take polls, and even express their feelings about what they’re watching through a variety of tools on the site. This is an entirely new way of experiencing documentary films and it is inherently social. Continue reading

Life Begins at Rewirement Premieres on FUTURESTATES

Directed by Trevin Matcek the film will be available to stream for free at futurestates.tv and simultaneously on pbs.org.

In Life Begins at Rewirement — Simon Ender struggles with his decision to commit his elderly mother into a revolutionary nursing home alternative that has solved the rapidly growing Senior Citizen overpopulation. Learn more about the short by filmmaker Trevin Matcek in this recently produced BTB interview, after the jump.
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