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Member Screening: Tomorrow Ever After

Join us for this month's NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuring Tomorrow Ever After by Ela Thier (Writer/Director/Producer). Actor/Producer Nabil Vinas and cast member Memo will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.


Tomorrow Ever After
Ela Thier (Writer/Director/Producer/Actor/Editor)
95min, 2016


Shaina lives 600 years in the future. War, greed, prejudice, poverty, pollution, violence, loneliness, depression – these are things that she’s read about in history books. When an accident in a physics experiment sends her on a time-travel journey to our times, she assumes that everyone around her is honest, generous and caring, as she recruits the help that she needs to get back home

Ela Thier
has been described by industry insiders as a powerful new voice in independent American cinema. Thier's award-winning feature, Foreign Letters, is a memoir about her own immigration experience. The film has shown in over 140 film festivals world-wide, and was released by Film Movement and Go2Films (2012). Thier wrote and directed over a dozen short films winning numerous Best Short awards. Her film, A Summer Rain, screened at hundreds of venues world-wide and became a YouTube sensation. Thier was a writer-for-hire on Puncture, starring Chris Evans, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She also wrote The Wedding Cow, a romantic comedy produced by a major German TV network in 2000, winning eighteen international awards including several "Best Feature" and "Audience Choice" Awards. Thier teaches popular screenwriting, film directing and producing workshops in New York City under the alias of The Independent Film School. Her workshops are known for bringing artists together in the spirit of support and community rather than competition.

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Reviews and Awards:


Her writing and direction are resourceful and assured, and her performance is as delightful as it is imbued with political commentary …In its sweet but pointed way, saying a good deal with relatively little, and in unpredictable ways, the film is also a critique of art as corporate product, especially in the realm of sci-fi franchise extravaganzas.
— THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

One of the most entertaining, provocative, and original sci-films of the year.

— NYC MOVIE GURU

Ela Thier brings a fresh perspective …Thier plays the kooky interloper with the same open and unguarded childlike naiveté as Robin Williams’ beloved alien Mork …Ultimately, "Tomorrow Ever After," contains a hopeful message that somehow, the world just might end up a better place.
— LOS ANGELES TIMES

Built around Thier's dignity and gentle humor... she emanates charismatic warmth and seems genuinely engaged with the film's theme of compassion in an era of despair.

— THE VILLAGE VOICE

Thier's sensibility offers such a welcome break... inviting audiences to see our modern-day world through fresh eyes.
— VARIETY

Played with touching insight and natural beauty ...provided me with a newfound hopefulness and a new sense of wonder for my fellow humans.

— HUFFINGTON POST

WINNER - Best American Indie, Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
WINNER - Best Feature Film, Moondance Int'l Film Festival
WINNER - Audience Choice, Moondance Int'l Film Festival
WINNER - Best Director, Flickers Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival
WINNER - Best Leading Actor, Escape Velocity Sci-fi Film Festival
NOMINATIONS - Best Feature Comedy, Best Leading Actress, Best Original Score, Madrid Int'l Film Festival
SELECTED - Movie of the Week, Alliance of Women Film Journalists



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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