Monday 26th September: Gattaca (1997)

GattacaOriginal poster design: Jessica Alcaraz
Prints available to buy here

Vincent (Ethan Hawke) dreams of becoming a space pilot, but in the world in which he lives only those people with prime genetic material can attain the top jobs. Determined to succeed, he makes a deal with the genetically-perfect Jerome (Jude Law) which will provide him with fresh daily samples of Jerome’s urine, skin and hair, thus allowing him to fake his identity and find a place on the Gattaca space program. The plan starts off working perfectly, but when one of the company’s directors is murdered and Vincent becomes the main suspect, it can only be a matter of time before his secret is revealed.

Andrew Niccol, USA 1997, 15, 106mins

Gattaca doesn’t just function as a science fiction thriller, but as both a cautionary tale about the dangers of letting scientific ability outstrip ethics and as a morality play about the irrationality of bigotry”
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Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 26th September 2016 // talk 7:30pm, film 8pm
Tickets: £3.50 advance // £5 door
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