Tomorrow Ever After

Played with touching insight and natural beauty ...provided me with a newfound hopefulness and a new sense of wonder for my fellow humans.


Tomorrow Ever After

Shaina is a historian who lives 600 years in the future. Humans, at this point, have cleaned up the planet. War, poverty, pollution, greed, exploitation, depression, loneliness - these are things that she’s read about in history books. And while she studied this dark period of history, in which money was viewed as more precious than people, she has never, in the flesh, seen humans hurt other humans.

Until now.

While visiting a group of physicists who experiment with time travel, Shaina is accidentally left stranded in the year 2015. Here she involves herself with a group of friends who are as lovable as they are flawed. As she the harsh realities of their lives unfold, she learns what no history book could have taught her.

Old habits, however, are hard to break, and Shaina can’t help but assume that everyone around her is honest, generous, and caring, as she works to recruit the help that she needs to get back home.

While most futuristic films depict a dystopia that is even colder and more mechanical than our own, this film takes a bold departure from the sci-fi genre by exploring the possibility of a future in which caring and compassion govern our societies. What if the future of humanity and the planet turns out exactly as we would want it to be?

“[Thier's] writing and direction are resourceful and assured, and her performance is as delightful as it is imbued with political commentary …saying a good deal with relatively little, and in unpredictable ways, the film is also a critique of art as corporate product, especially in the realm of sci-fi franchise extravaganzas.”
– Hollywood Reporter

"Thier sensibility offers such a welcome break... inviting audiences to see our modern-day world through fresh eyes."
– Variety

“a fresh perspective …Thier plays the kooky interloper with the same open and unguarded childlike naivete as Robin Williams’ beloved alien Mork ...a hopeful message that somehow, the world just might end up a better place.”
– LA Times

"Built around Thier's dignity and gentle humor... she emanates charismatic warmth and seems genuinely engaged with the film's theme of compassion in an era of despair"
– Village Voice & LA Weekly

"Her voice is an original and welcome addition to independent American cinema”
– Following Films

"nothing short of extraordinary"
– Wrath-bearing Tree (blog by and for US combat veterans)

"an ode to perseverance of the human spirit"
– ScreenFish

"one of the most entertaining, provocative and original sci-fi films of the year"
– NYC Movie Guru

"clearly the work of a singular mindset"
– Art for Progress

"laugh-out-loud funny and gut-wrenching"
– The Socialist Worker

"It is a rare film that insinuates itself so gently into your consciousness, and then opens up like a stealth bomb inside your mind and heart"
– Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Women and Film
Ela Thier
Ela Thier, Nabil Viñas, Ebbe Bassey, Memo, Matthew Murumba Daphna Thier
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