fbpx The House Of Tomorrow | Gene Siskel Film Center
Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The House Of Tomorrow

2017, Peter Livosi, USA, 85 min. With Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 6th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 6th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 7th 5:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 8th 3:15pm
  • Mon, Jul 9th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 10th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 11th 6:15pm
  • Thu, Jul 12th 8:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"A confident and perfectly cast debut feature…There isn't a false note in the performances, and the pairing of Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff is an absolute delight." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"Coming-of-age bromances don't come much more endearing than THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW…thanks in large part to its wonderfully in-sync multi-generational cast." - Susan Wloszczyna, RogerEbert.com

Utopian architect Buckminster Fuller and hardcore punk music make for unlikely but ultimately apropos bedfellows in this quirky, superbly cast coming-of-ager from first-time director Livosi. Like a Minnesota offshoot of Edward Scissorhands, geeky 16-year-old Sebastian (Butterfield of HUGO) has been raised in bell-jar isolation by his overprotective grandmother (Oscar-winner Burstyn of ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE and REQUIEM FOR A DREAM), in a vintage geodesic-dome house that serves as both their home and a tourist attraction. Then Sebastian tastes forbidden fruit in the form of punk rock, to which he is exposed by Jared (Wolff of HEREDITARY), the rebellious, heart-disease-afflicted offspring of a Lutheran Youth Group leader (Offerman), while Jared's sexy, sardonic older sister (Maude Apatow in a breakout performance) offers temptation of a different sort. The two boys form a garage band, with plans for a highly unauthorized debut concert at the Dome itself, but will they be able to shake off the surveillance of their hovering adults, and bring together two seemingly irreconcilable visions of anti-authoritarianism? DCP digital. (MR)

Play Trailer