**Bumped up with clips! **

I’m pleased to note that a short film I did is finally coming out on DVD on January 25. I have a small but good role (the Handicapper General) in “2081,” a film based on Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron.” Here’s Amazon’s description:

A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing 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.

Featuring an original score performed by the world-renowned Kronos Quartet (Requiem for a Dream) and narration by Academy Award Nominee Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven, Goodnight and Good Luck), 2081 stars James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network).

It’s a great film, and beautifully produced. You’ll see that when you check out the main film site, and you can pre-order the DVD at Amazon.

Here’s a preview clip featuring the the narration of Patricia Clarkson.

2081 Film Clip from 2081 on Vimeo.

And here’s the official trailer:

2081 Trailer from 2081 on Vimeo.

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  1. lord-ruler says:

    I love Harrison Bergeron. The only reason I know about it is because I had to write a paper on it in college. Tammy will make a great handicapper general. Maybe that is why Barney Frank talks the way he does. He is really a brilliant man but the handicapper general made it so he sounds like a Jackass.

  2. Maynard says:

    Amazon says it will be available on January 25.

    Wouldn’t it have been better to release it on the night of of January 16th?

  3. ffigtree says:

    I can hardly wait! Will watch it during the State of the Union Address 🙂

  4. trevy says:

    I’d like to see it.

    Would be better if you were wearing a bikini in your scene!

  5. VinceP1974 says:

    I’m looking forward to this

  6. wilde1 says:

    Tammy, you look good. On the film’s website, under gallery, the fourth still.

  7. RuBegonia says:

    Tammy, in lieu of that one tall non-fat latte this month, I’d enjoy getting the scoop on how you tapped into this project, the making of it, and some behind the scenes insights. Dog ears up!

  8. CO2aintpoison says:

    Tammy, you are beautiful. Why do you not have to wear a mask in the movie (maybe I’ll find out once I get it and watch it!).
    (I’m glad you are not wearing a mask though)

  9. Dan Platt says:

    Looks excellent and I love the skewed subject matter.

  10. jgm219 says:

    Why wasn’t the Handicapper General wearing a mask? Her beauty was too distracting. 🙂

  11. Carol-1R says:

    You look great for being over 100! Looking forward to seeing the film, and showing it to others. That contraption the HG’s wearing looks like it could be from Ms. Urkel’s closet, right next to the carriage belt.

  12. Alan K. Henderson says:

    ‘”You remember how one of the Greek Dictators (they called them “tyrants” then) sent an envoy to another Dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second Dictator led the envoy into a field of grain, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of every stalk that rose, an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain. Allow no preeminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser or better or more famous or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level: all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals. Thus Tyrants could practice, in a sense, “democracy.” But now “democracy” can do the same work without any tyranny other than her own. No one need now go through the field with a cane. The little stalks will now of themselves bite the tops off the big ones. The big ones are beginning to bite off their own in their desire to Be Like Stalks.’

    Screwtape Proposes a Toast, C. S. Lewis

  13. […] Big tip of the hat to American Power for posting the trailer for Chandler Tuttle‘s short film 2081, starring Tammy Bruce. […]

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