Sci-Fi film screening: GATTACA (30 March, 17:30)

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Please do join us for the SECOND fantastic film from the HUMlab Science Fiction Movie Screening Series 2011! Admission free!

The next film lined up is GATTACA, directed by Andrew Niccol (writer of THE TRUMAN SHOW and S1MONE). Ethan Hawke plays Vincent Freeman, a man wishing to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut, but whose genes were deemed too inferior for the job. The film asks hard questions about issues of DNA and genetic information: how do genes make the person? Which is stronger – genetic code or the human spirit? The film came out in 1997, when genetic engineering was in full swing and the human chromosome was being frenziedly mapped out. Nearly 15 years later, do we view things differently? How do we see personhood now?

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Stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law in one of his earliest Hollywood roles. And great music by Michael Nyman (composer of “The Piano”)!

Details as follows:

Film: GATTACA
Date: March 30, Wednesday
Location: HUMlab
Time: 17:15 (intro), 17:30 (screening)
Language: in original English with Swedish subtitles
Admission: FREE!!!

The screening format remains the same, with after-film discussion accompanied by light refreshments.

We hope to see you there! Valkommen!

The 2011 HUMlab SF series team
Mike Frangos
Jenna Ng

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