Space-Based Fiction

Buffalo Toronto Public Media

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Oct 6 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM: Live @ Buffalo Toronto Public Media + live streamed to social + website

This panel focuses on If You Were the Last, BIFF's Opening Night Gala Film – and explores character and place in story and cinema. Panelists will discuss their film, their creative practices and processes, collaborative poiesis and exchange, and more.

In If You Were the Last Adam (Anthony Mackie) and Jane (Zoe Chao) are three years into a NASA mission that has gone very wrong. Their ship is broken and now they drift between Jupiter and Saturn, finding ways to pass the time as they become more certain that no one is coming to save them. Adam paints, Jane attempts to repair the ship. They argue over what movies to watch. And every day, they dance. One day, Adam poses that maybe they should sleep together. Jane laughs the idea off — why mess up their great dynamic just to add one more (admittedly very fun) activity to their list of time-passing options? Thus begins a friendly, flirty debate about whether they’re better off spending their remaining days as friends or something more.

Panelists: Director Kristian Mercado, and Producers Andrew Miano + Dan Balgoyen

Moderators: Kathryn Larsen, Vice President of Content Distribution at Buffalo Toronto Public Media + Anna Scime, Executive Director at Buffalo Int'l Film Festival

Watch the live stream here! Airing Oct 6 @ 3:30 PM EST.

  • Video from If You Were The Last

    Directed by: Kristian Mercado

    Still from If You Were The Last

    Still from If You Were The Last

    Directed by: Kristian Mercado

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