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Future Leftovers

Directed by Abner Vargas

Future Leftovers

Directed by Abner Vargas

In the midst of a global crisis, Aylin, a fiercely independent and self-reliant woman, finds herself unexpectedly unemployed and grapples with her newfound circumstances by turning to the digital world for solace. While her virtual fantasy offers a temporary relief, the disconnect from her emotions starts to take a toll on her well-being.


Get to know the Director Abner Vargas

Abner Alejandro Vargas is a 27 year-old Mexican-American artist born in Mexico and raised in the Mexicali-Calexico border. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts – Media. He has worked in many short film projects, 48 Hour Film Festivals, marketing videos, and video editing projects.

As a filmmaker, Abner likes to tell nonlinear narrative films that explore concepts like sexuality, human connection, and mental illness. Pleasure and desire are present as a theme in one of his works with sexually fluid characters describing the complexity of sexual identity. He finds inspiration from a variety of artists such as Sam Esmail, Gaspar Noe, and Ari Aster. Abner finds ways to distort the straight and linear narrative one is used to seeing in most films by experimenting with mental spaces and mixing the reality of each character.

Plays in

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Dates & Times


Digital Gym Cinema

Sun, Nov 12
2:00 pm