The History of Future Folk

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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age 11+

Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.

NR 2013 84 minutes

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age 7+

Super campy, fun family film with love and family at its heart

My family stumbled upon this gem in a streaming service's "critically acclaimed" section. It is a wonderful family film. Low budget. Super campy. But when you aren't laughing, it's a serious drama, despite the camp. Future Folk is the best folk duo sci-fi action romance comedy ever made. Googling the film after we watched it, I learned the film is a backstory for a real folk duo who, until recently, performed songs about outer space in New York's East Village while wearing red buckets on their heads. The film grossed $17,000 at the box office, having been released in only two theaters, presumably ones in New York. It now easily ranks on my list of must-see family films.

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age 8+

Brilliant movie!!!

Absolutely excellent movie for kids 8 to 80! Now one of my top ten all time movies. Brilliant!

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