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The History of Future Folk

The History of Future Folk
  • 2012
  • US
  • 86 min
  • Directed by: John Mitchell/Jeremy Kipp Walker
  • Written by: John Mitchell
  • Cast: Nils d'Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery

Cosmic-folk twosome Future Folk started life on the underground New York music scene, playing acoustic guitar-and-banjo tunes with sci-fi lyrics to crowds of bemused punters. The gentle whimsy and a focus on music rather than jokes puts their foot firmly in Flight of the Conchords territory. The film is saved by the performances, d'Aulaire has a deadpan charm while Klaitz displays bumbling wit.

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The History of Future Folk

22 Feb 20133 stars

Charming but slight sci-fi music comedy in the vein of Flight of the Conchords

Cosmic-folk twosome Future Folk started life on the underground New York music scene, playing acoustic guitar-and-banjo tunes with sci-fi lyrics to crowds of bemused punters. The gentle whimsy and a focus on music rather than jokes puts their foot…

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