The line of for this year's Tribeca Film Festival has been announced, and it includes two films we're all excited about.
The first one is TiMER, starring Emma Caulfield (best known as the demon Anya) as Oona. In Oona's world, everyone wears an implant on their wrist that counts down until the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona's is blank, which means her soul mate doesn't have his/her device implanted. So instead of waiting for the timer to kick in, Oona falls for the young supermarket clerk John Patrick (Gossip Girl) whose timer is set for four months from now. The flick is both directed and penned by Jac Schaeffer.
The non-fiction film the Transcendent Man follows futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil, as he speculates on the future of artificial intelligence. Directed by Barry Ptolemy, the film follows Kurzweil as he discusses what he believes is the next phase of evolution, while diving into some tech-heavy examples. When will the robot-human merging happen? According to Kurzweil, in about 30 years. So you make the call: is he a crackpot, or a visionary?
Transcendent Man Trailer:
Check out the rest of the Tribeca festival line over at their site. The festival runs from April 22 until May 3.