Gattaca +TALK: The Sky’s the Limit?

GattacaOriginal poster design // Jessica Alcaraz
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In a future where liberal eugenics is commonplace, ‘in-valid’ Vincent (Ethan Hawke), conceived without the aid of genetic selection, dreams of becoming a space pilot. Determined to fulfil his life-long ambition, Vincent strikes a deal with Jerome (Jude Law), a crippled but genetically-perfect ‘valid’, whose identity Vincent steals to gain employment at Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. But when one of the company’s administrators is murdered and Vincent’s DNA is found at the crime-scene, his plan starts to unravel…

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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The screening will be preceded by a talk from Sarah Norcross, Director of the charity Progress Educational Trust (www.progress.org.uk), who will discuss the scientific limits of genetic modification in humans and ask what limits society should place on the use of these technologies. Should a genetic test limit your ambition?

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 26th September 2016 // talk 7:30pm, film 8pm
Tickets: £3.50 advance // £5 door
Event page: Join us on Facebook

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