A fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.
Still missing her daughter 13 years after her death in "Terms of Endearment," Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) struggles to keep her family together. She has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line.
Hundreds of years from now the last surviving humans have developed the technology to send their consciousnesses back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These travellers assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future.