About The Singularity Is Near, the movie

The 21st Century begins an era in which the very nature of what it means to be human will be both enriched and challenged as our species breaks the shackles of its genetic legacy and achieves inconceivable heights of intelligence, material progress, and longevity. While the social and philosophical ramifications of these changes will be profound, and the threats they pose considerable, celebrated futurist Ray Kurzweil presents an inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.

Be sure to visit the film's official website for screening times and future release plans. A collection of reviews and film-related announcements can be found in this section.

Written by Ray Kurzweil
Directed by Anthony Waller | Toshi Hoo | Ray Kurzweil
Produced by Ray Kurzweil | Toshi Hoo | Ehren Koepf
Executive Producer Martine Rothblatt
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Creative Communities of the World Magazine | Visual Effects for The Singularity Is Near: The Movie

January 1, 2010

Ramona, a virtual person, in a scene from the movie (Image:

Source: Creative Communities of the World Magazine — December 21, 2009 | Tony Hudson

Based on Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times bestselling book, this is a documentary scheduled for release in late 2009. It is a documentary with a storyline woven through it, similar to What the BLEEP Do We Know?

I was the on-set Visual Effects Supervisor, the Effects Art Director, and Supervised the completion of over 400 greenscreen, set extension and matte painting shots in 8 months. The elephant animation is… read more

26th Warsaw Film Festival | Ray Kurzweil at the Warsaw Film Festival, on his film The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future

October 18, 2010

Warsaw Film Festival

Source: 26th Warsaw Film Festival

Ray Kurzweil was interviewed at Poland’s recent Warsaw Film Festival 2010, where he screened his upcoming film The Singularity Is Near.

The film will soon be made publicly available in 2011 in the U.S. and internationally.

The Singularity Is Near premieres at Breckenridge Festival of Film

June 1, 2010

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The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future, by filmmakers Anthony Waller, Ray Kurzweil, Ehren Koepf and Toshi Hoo, with Executive Producer Martine Rothblatt (Terasem Motion InfoCulture), makes its world premiere on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the 30th Annual Breckenridge Film Festival.

The feature-length documentary film presents the daring arguments from Kurzweil’s New York Times bestselling book, The Singularity Is Near. He predicts… read more

Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near New York film premiere June 24, 2010

June 7, 2010

The World Technology Network (WTN) in association with TIME magazine has announced the New York premiere screening of The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future by filmmakers Anthony Waller, Ray Kurzweil, Ehren Koepf and Toshi Hoo, with Executive Producer Martine Rothblatt (Terasem Motion InfoCulture) on June 24, 2010 at the Time & Life building in New York City.

The screening and special… read more

The Singularity Is Near wins awards at Breckenridge Film Festival

June 16, 2010

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The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future received the Best Special Effects award and Second Place Audience Award at the 30th Annual Breckenridge Film Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado on June 13, according to Adele Sommer, festival programming director.

The feature-length documentary film, by filmmakers Anthony Waller, Ray Kurzweil, Ehren Koepf and Toshi Hoo, with Executive Producer Martine Rothblatt (Terasem Motion InfoCulture),… read more

InformationWeek | Ray Kurzweil on the Singularity future

July 3, 2010

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Source: InformationWeek — July 3, 2010 | Michael Greene

The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity Is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences.

Tech professionals have become somewhat inured to descriptions of the exponential rise in computing power in what is commonly described as Moore’s law. But when inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil strings together dozens of examples on logarithmic graphs to support his… read more

Montreal World Film Festival screening of The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future: tickets still available

August 16, 2010

Montreal World Film Festival

The Singularity Is Near, A True Story About the Future documentary film by inventor, futurist Ray Kurzweil will make an international premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival on August 31, 2010. Screenings are still available:

Wednesday, September 1 @ 12:40 pm
Buy tickets to this screening time: click here.

Thursday, September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Buy tickets to this screening time: click here.

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Kurzweil to present sneak previews of Singularity Is Near and Transcendent Man films at Coolidge Corner Theatre

May 6, 2009

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Ray Kurzweil will present an exclusive preview of excerpts from the much-anticipated forthcoming movie The Singularity Is Near at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Mass. on Monday, May 11 at 7pm.

The special program, An Evening with Ray Kurzweil, is part of the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s acclaimed “Science on Screen” series.… read more

Singularity Hub | 4 Singularity movies — The world wants the future

August 13, 2009

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Source: Singularity Hub — August 13, 2009 | Aaron Saenz

With four films coming out less than a year apart, it’s a pretty cool time to be interested in the future and the growth of intelligence. That’s right, four movies on the Singularity! In a year’s span. It’s kind of nuts: Transcendent Man debuted earlier this year, The Singularity Film and The Singularity Is Near will both premier before year’s end, and… read more

The Singularity Is Near film debuts at Sonoma Film Festival

April 5, 2010

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The Singularity Is Near: a True Story About the Future makes its festival debut at the 13th Annual Sonoma Film Festival (April 15-18, 2010) with a special screening on Friday, April 16, 2010.

The feature-length film, directed by Anthony Waller and produced by Ray Kurzweil, Ehren Koepf and Toshi Hoo, executive producer Martine Rothblatt (Terasem Motion InfoCulture), explores the controversial ideas of Ray Kurzweil, based on his New York… read more

Times Herald-Record | Woodstock Film Festival entry probes artificial intelligence

September 30, 2010

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Source: Times Herald-Record — September 29, 2010 | Deborah Medenbach

Exponential progress is barely noticeable when it first gets started, but are we headed for an arc to the sky in human development that might make the “human” part optional?

Futurist/inventor Ray Kurzweil comes to the Woodstock Film Festival this year with his film The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, based on his bestselling book of the same title.

“You can have an… read more

h+ magazine | The Singularity Is Near: The Movie Sneak Preview is Awesome!

April 21, 2010

Sonoma Film Festival

Source: h+ magazine — April 19, 2010 | R.U. Sirius

There were many moments of high irony before we Sonoma Film Festival attendees got to preview a somewhat unfinished version of The Singularity Is Near: The Movie — based on the Ray Kurzweil book of the same name. The lights went down, the anticipation rose and we waited in the dark… and waited… with various people shouting mildly snarky comments. Mine was: “John Cage’s version of the Singularity.” A… read more

The Film Panel Notetaker | Panel discussion on The Singularity Is Near at Woodstock Film Festival

October 27, 2010

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Source: The Film Panel Notetaker — September 30, 2010 | Brian Geldin

Film Synopsis | Film directed by: Anthony Waller and Ray Kurzweil. The future: human history and mythology have been consumed with foretelling it, traveling to it and depicting it in our pop culture. “Science Fiction” futures are imagined where robots have equaled or surpassed human intelligence and we have conquered disease through genetics and technology. Is that future becoming reality? In Anthony Waller’s The Singularity Is Near,… read more

Collection of photo stills from the upcoming film The Singularity Is Near

February 23, 2011

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A collection of photo stills from the film The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil, starring Pauley Perrette.

The World Technology Network and Time magazine presents the New York premiere of The Singularity is Near film

June 8, 2010

The World Technology Network (WTN) in association with Time magazine presents the New York City premiere of Ray Kurzweil’s documentary film The Singularity Is Near on June 24, 2010. Audience Q&A with Ray Kurzweil, moderated by Moira Gunn, host of NPR’s “Tech Nation,” to immediately follow screening.

The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future, by filmmakers Anthony Waller, Ray Kurzweil, Ehren Koepf and Toshi Hoo, with Executive… read more

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