Shaina lives 600 years in the future. War, greed, prejudice, poverty, pollution, violence, loneliness, depression – these are things that she’s read about in history books. When an accident in a physics experiment sends her on a time-travel journey to our times, she assumes that everyone around her is honest, generous and caring, as she recruits the help that she needs to get back home.
~ Wednesday 5/17, 8:15 - Q&A with writer-director and actor, Ela Thier~
~ Thursday 5/18, 8:15 - Q&A with cast members Nabil Viñas and Memo~
Best American Indie: Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Best Director: Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
Best Feature: Moondance Film Festival
Audience Choice Award: Moondance Film Festival
"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"
Chris Packham, The Village Voice
"Played with touching insight and natural beauty ...provided me with a new sense of wonder for my fellow humans."
E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
"Simultaneously funny and tear-jerking"
Allison Tate, The Advocate
Chosen as Movie of the Week by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists:
"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. I felt very different after watching Tomorrow Ever After"
"The human condition in all of its glory and mess comes into sharp focus"
"written and performed with a tenderness rarely seen in mainstream films. As sweet and hopeful as it is, there is power in it and a call to change our cold, lonely ways."
"Original and charming, Tomorrow Ever After achieves what few films manage to: Giving viewers a truly fresh perspective on their current circumstances."
"In her surprising and delightful sci-fi dramedy, “Tomorrow Ever After,” indie filmmaker Ela Thier writes, produces, directs, edits, and delivers a compelling performance as a naïve time-traveler who never loses her faith in humanity. It’s a powerful message about the positive future of today’s dystopian society."
"wry, winsome, wistful, and winning"
"Thier’s DIY film delivers its sanguine and timely message like a well aimed punch to the funny bone"