When Peter “Stoney” Emshwiller was 18, he was clever enough to film half of an interview that he planned to have with his older self someday. Now, at 56, Peter sits down with his teen counterpoart, and answers some clever, tough, and insightful questions. This funny guy touches on some remarkable aspects of life, death, success, aging… even sex.
He plans on releasing a full-length version of the interview (which started way back in 1977) that he’ll call Later That Same Life.
Emshwiller says: “A recent health scare (happily a false alarm) made me realize I ain’t gonna live forever, and that it’s time to finish this project. So I’m finally going to (gulp) face my younger self and record the other half of the conversation. Then I’ll edit all the footage together. The final illusion should be a humorous, touching, sometimes combative, always revealing, totally impossible conversation between a bright-eyed teen and his own middle-aged self.”