Experimental City / Chad Freidrichs / USA 2017 / 95 min – The Experimental City is a documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city – a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions. This new city would employ the newest technologies in communications, transport, pollution control, and energy supply – even large-scale domed enclosure – in an attempt to create more livable cities for the 21st Century. It is a compelling vision with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But not everyone falls in line with this newfangled vision for the future.