*À la conquête du pôle (The Conquest of the Pole).* 1912. Directed by and starring Georges Méliès. Courtesy of Photofest

Future Imperfect concludes with visions of human fantasy and folly in science-fiction shorts that span more than 100 years. All films are silent with piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin.

À la conquête du pôle (The Conquest of the Pole). 1912. France. Directed by and starring Georges Méliès. Based on Jules Verne’s novel The Adventures of Captain Hatteras in his Extraordinary Voyages. 33 min.

Courtesy of Lobster Films. Digital projection

The Over-incubated Baby. 1901. Great Britain. Directed by Walter R. Booth. 1 min.

35mm print courtesy of the BFI

The Electric House. 1922. USA. Written and directed by Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton. With Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton. 22 min.

Courtesy of Lobster Films. Digital projection

Vapour. 2015. Thailand. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 21 min.

Courtesy of the artist. Digital projection

  1. Wednesday, August 30,
    4:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Monday, August 28,
    7:15 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2