Thursday, May 30, 2013

Future Folk Give The Best Intergalactic Press Conference

THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK is a clever romantic comedy musical with amazing songs that I got to see during last year's Fantastic Fest. It tells the very "real" origin story of the bluegrass duo, Future Folk, as its two members, who hail from another planet and discover music on planet Earth. Think an outer space version of Flight of the Conchords. It opens in NY this Friday, and LA next Friday June 7th, while hitting VOD on June 4th. Recently, Future Folk have taken to the press circuit to promote their movie. Check out the video as well as the synopsis for the movie below.

THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK tells the hilarious (and possibly exaggerated) origin story of the real life alien bluegrass
band, Future Folk, that has been charming NYC audiences with their live act for the better part of a decade.

When a comet threatens to destroy their planet, the citizens of Hondo enlist their most decorated soldier, General Trius (Nils d’Aulaire), to search for a new home planet- and wipe out the current inhabitants with a flesh-eating virus. After landing somewhere near Brooklyn, General Trius wanders into a megastore to unleash the terror… when he’s suddenly enchanted by a strange and mystical human invention known as “music.” They don’t have music on Hondo, and since it’s the best thing he’s ever heard, General Trius immediately abandons his mission to eradicate the human race, assumes the name Bill, starts a family, and launches a one-alien bluegrass act in a tiny bar owned by Larry (Dee Snider).

Years later, his peaceful life is disrupted when the Hondonians send a bumbling assassin named Kevin (Jay Klaitz) to get the mission back on track. Although subduing Kevin is no challenge for the great General Trius, the Hondonians have no intention of calling off their plan to eliminate mankind, so Bill and Kevin must join forces to save Hondo, prevent an intergalactic takeover of Earth, and hopefully get some bigger gigs for the universe’s first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk!

As I mentioned before, I reviewed the movie for Fantastic Fest here. Look for Jonesy's review of the movie soon and for any local listings as they become available. As a bonus, check out the official trailer below.

THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK is directed by J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker, it stars Nils D'Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery, April Hernandez and Dee Snider, it comes out on VOD June 4th.

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