Key West, 2016. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying. In short, everything is going to hell. It’s here that two young filmmakers find something to believe in: an old sailor who calls himself Daniel Defoe and claims to be five hundred and sixty years old.
In fact, old Dan is in the prime of his life—an incredible, perhaps eternal American life. And we will follow him across the Americas through five different centuries, each with its own young narrator looking for wisdom, or freedom, or adventure, or—like Dan himself—for love. Picking up in the sixteenth century and continuing into the twenty-sixth, bumping along the way into pirates, clowns, mermaids, bedouins, goddesses, and slaves, Mr. Eternity is a genre-bending story of ruin, renewal, reinvention, and joy.