• Last Things

Last Things

a film by Deborah Stratman
2023, 50 minutes



Last Things looks at evolution and extinction from the perspective of the rocks and minerals that came before humanity and will outlast us. With scientists and thinkers like Lynn Margulis and Marcia Bjørnerud as guides and quoting from the proto-Sci-fi texts of J.H. Rosny, Deborah Stratman offers a stunning array of images, from microscopic forms to vast landscapes, and seeks a picture of evolution without humans at the center.


"An entrancing blend of hard science and ephemeral existentialism."
-Michael Fox, KQED

"Stratman’s haunting, iridescent work of science-nonfiction actively decenters the human perspective, narrating the history and the speculative future of the universe with rocks as its protagonists."
-Devika Girish, Film Comment

-Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope

Press Materials

High Res Stills and Press Kit

Where to watch

Buy at CG store


* - Denotes a 35mm screening

Jan 12-18: Anthology Film Archives - New York, NY*
Jan 12-18: Digital Gym Cinema - San Diego, CA
Jan 14-16: Metro Cinema - Edmonton, AB
Jan 19-25: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL*
Jan 26: Cinema Detroit - Detroit, MI
Jan 28 & 30: Roxie Theater - San Francisco, CA*
Jan 29: Space Gallery - Portland, ME

Feb 2-8: American Cinematheque - Los Angeles, CA*
Feb 2: Center for Contemporary Arts - Santa Fe, NM
Feb 17: Doc Films - Chicago, IL*
Feb 22: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art - Charlotte, NC

Mar 1-7: Cinema Public - Montreal, QC
Mar 9: Winnipeg Film Group - Winnipeg, MB*
Mar 13-17: Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Mar 15, 24, Apr 12: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema - Toronto, ON
Mar 15-20: Vidiots - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 17 & 20: Austin Film Society - Austin, TX*
Mar 26: Belcourt Theater - Nashville, TN*
Mar 26: ICDOCS - Iowa City, IA
Mar 26: Milwaukee Film - Milwaukee, WI
Mar 27: Indie Memphis - Memphis, TN
Mar 28-31: Sleeping Giant - Jacksonville, FL*

Apr 10: Ivy Film Festival - Providence, RI
Apr 26: Bucknell Campus Theater - Lewisberg, PA*

May 9: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK*

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection - New York Film Festival
Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival


Related Films













© 2020 Cinema Guild
2803 Ocean Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11229 | (800) 723-5522 | (212) 685-6242 | info@cinemaguild.com