A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron," the Moving Picture Institute's 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal."
The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks, and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.
2081 has already entertained and inspired thousands of students, but now our new supplementary materials will make teaching and learning the film's lessons easier than ever. On this website you'll find free lesson plans and classroom videos on topics including resistance, art overcoming oppression, equality, and more.
2081 stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.); the film features an original score composed by Lee Brooks and performed by the world-renowned Kronos Quartet (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream). Narrated by Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven, Goodnight and Good Luck), 2081 co-stars James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting) and Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?).
2081 is a Moving Picture Institute original film from Chandler Tuttle and Thor Halvorssen. 2081 supplementary classroom videos featuring Dr. Sarah Skwire were produced by the Moving Picture Institute and Passing Lane Films.