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‘In Search of Tomorrow’ documentary explores the magic of 80s Sci-Fi films

By Kara Santos Published Apr 19, 2021 3:24 pm

A new trailer was recently released for In Search of Tomorrow, an upcoming documentary that taps into the nostalgia of Science Fiction films of the '80s. 

The four-hour-plus retrospective comes from journalist and filmmaker David A. Weiner who previously explored the development and lasting impact of the horror film genre during the same decade in his 2019 film In Search of Darkness.

In Search of Tomorrow is described as a “nostalgic journey through '80s sci-fi films, exploring their impact and relevance today, told by the artists who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality.”

“This documentary will be our love-letter to the Sci-Fi films we grew up with; the films that dared to ask, "What if?" and offered us a vision of future technology, society, and culture that simultaneously delighted, amazed and scared us,” writes the film’s creative team.

“We still remember the magic of seeing these films for the first time, and we’ve been trying to recapture that feeling ever since. Vader’s redemption, Ripley’s duel with the Alien Queen, Roy Batty’s “Tears in Rain”, and many more. Moments that surprised us. Moments that moved us. Moments that left a lasting impact on our subconscious. Years later, we’re still trying to recapture these transformative experiences,” they added.

Their second trailer highlights some interview footage from the 75-plus actors, directors, writers, SFX experts, and composers interviewed for the documentary.

Some of the most iconic and eccentric films featured include Star Wars, Blade Runner, E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Aliens, Tron, Ghostbusters, Akira, Bill & Ted and many more.

According to their latest update on their Kickstarter page, the film's director says their team has managed to make huge strides in the project despite the COVID-related setbacks that delayed completion time.

"The level of talent participating is a ‘who’s who’ of legendary sci-fi icons, from actors and filmmakers to visionaries and dreamers, and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to sit with them. Despite the challenges of indie production in a COVID-complicated environment, we are fortunate to have been able to safely continue our extended interviews," writes Weiner.

Check out latest latest trailer below.

The documentary team is aiming for a July 2021 release for the film project, which will be released as digital copies, DVD, and Blu-Ray discs to backers.

(Images via In Search of Tomorrow page on Kickstarter)