NFF Now: The Tomorrow Man


Studio Theater Thu, Apr 25, 2019 6:30 PM
Run Time:1hr 34min
Release Year:2019
Category:NFF Now
Special Screenings
Cast:John Lithgow
Blythe Danner
Director:Noble Jones


DIRECTOR: Noble Jones

CAST: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton

94 MIN / USA / Color / 2019 / English

SPECIAL SELECTION: 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Retiree Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his quiet days watching the news, checking internet forums, and preparing for the end of the world. As a self-proclaimed “prepper,” Ed is constantly making arrangements for the future, often at the expense of things in the here and now—such as his waning health and his strained relationship with his adult son. But then he spots Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) and knows there is something different about her. The two form an unlikely bond and are happy together despite their combined emotional baggage—until, one day, it all spills out before them.

In his debut feature, writer/director and cinematographer Noble Jones candidly explores modern society’s unacknowledged fear of aging and the erroneous assumption that getting older means losing control.

SERIES STATEMENT: NFF Now is a year-round programming initiative by the Nantucket Film Festival and the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation featuring special screenings and the season’s best independent films.

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