July 19, 2016 (Limited)
Dive deep into the world of steampunk, the subgenre of science fiction inspired by 19th-century technology and aesthetics, in this documentary featuring appearances by authors William Gibson, China Miéville, and Cory Doctorow....
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Have you ever wondered what the deal is with the steampunk movement? Me neither, but there’s now a 67-minute documentary called Vintage Tomorrows
on the topic anyway. Director Byrd McDonald features various fans, authors and designers who are fascinated by steampunk (a subgenre of science fiction inspired by 19th-century technology and aesthetics), and the main purpose of the film appears to be to demonstrate that these people aren’t as weird as you may think they are. In that McDonald succeeds, but the documentary itself doesn’t have a lot of meat--though in fairness, the subject matter doesn’t interest me much.
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