The Man from Earth: Holocene

Synopsis: 14,000 year-old "Man from Earth" John Oldman, now teaching in northern California, realizes that not only is he finally starting to age, but four students have discovered his deepest secret, putting his life in grave danger and potentially destroying the world's most popular religion.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Richard Schenkman
Production: Falling Sky Entertainment
 
IMDB:
5.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
60%
Year:
2017
98 min
Website
128 Views

Hi. My name is Richard Schenkman,

and I directed

"Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth",

as well as the movie you're about to watch,

"The Man from Earth: Holocene".

My team and I are working

very hard to make sure

that every single

person in the world

who wants to see the movie

can stream or download it,

even to the point of uploading it

ourselves to the file-sharing community.

But while it's true that many people

will have free access to the movie,

that hardly means

it was free to make.

Dozens of people worked for

months or years on the film

and they deserve

to be paid,

just as you deserve to be paid

for the work that you do,

whatever that work is

and wherever it is you do it.

That's why I'm so grateful to all

of you who visit ManFromEarth.com

and make a donation, of any size,

if you've watched the movie

without paying for it upfront.

It's a global experiment

in the honor system.

We're asking people:

"If you watch our movie, and you like it

will you pay something directly

to the people who made it?"

Thank you again for your support,

and I hope you enjoy

"The Man from Earth: Holocene".

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC INTENSIFIES)

(MUSIC CONTINUES PLAYING)

(MUSIC KEEPS PLAYING

IN THE BACKGROUND)

TEEN BOY #1:

Prehistoric chicks are kind of hot.

- I'd tap that.

- Yeah, I bet you would.

TEEN BOY #2:
Look at this guy.

He's like, half animal...

Uh, he's the same as us.

Homo Sapiens, everyone?

Genetically, biologically

no different than you or I.

We even live

in the same geological epoch as them.

The Holocene.

Now, it started right

after the last ice age.

The fact is Cro-Magnon

is an out-dated term that it's merely separates

them as Europeans, as opposed to Africans.

Any of this ringing a bell?

(SIGHS)

You know, they had the same hopes

and fears as us. The same

ties to family and group.

Uh, actually, I think they had

stronger ties to group than us.

And to their fellow living creatures.

But let's think about it.

If this man were alive today...

He would be very old.

(LAUGHTER)

Especially considering

most never made it past thirty-two.

He might even appreciate

antibiotics and running shoes.

But what would he think of what

we've done with our world today?

This small knit group that he

would have died to maintain

is now a self-involved generation

of social media addicts

so far removed from his

perception of humanity

it has to seem alien.

She's talking about you, bro'.

(SIGHS)

Sorry.

Let's talk about tools.

TEEN BOY #2:

You're a tool.

CAROLYN:

The most basic tool would be a simple rock.

With a hammer stone

you can break another rock

and create a sharp edge.

Now, this sharp flake of

stone can be used to skin...

TARA:

You almost done?

Not really.

Can't you just take pictures?

ISABEL:

That's not the assignment.

Professor Shulman wants us to identify the

individual markers that

indicate a skull is, say...

Paranthropus Boisei

versus Paranthropus Robustus.

- Oh, my God.

- What?

That's Professor Young.

What the hell is he doing here?

Professor Kittriss

is giving those kids a tour.

Oh, and he tags along.

That's so cute.

(EXHALES)

For God's sake, Tara, they live together.

And besides, he's like a thousand.

Um...

Forty, tops.

Plus, Kittriss is a little hottie,

so I gotta step up my game.

(LAUGHS)

You coming?

Yeah, I... I guess.

Professor Young, hi.

(CHUCKLING) It is just so cool

seeing you here.

Isabel and I were just doing some research.

I'm taking Shulman's

Early Transitional Humans.

Sketching femurs and jawbones?

Yep.

(CHUCKLES)

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