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Floor sweeper Charly Gordon (Cliff Robertson), IQ 68, is the butt of everyone’s jokes at the local bakery where he works. But when scientists offer him the chance to undergo an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence, he is transformed into a genius. Rejected by his old colleagues, and treated like a guinea pig by the researchers, Charly’s newfound intellect brings with it a host of new challenges, the greatest being the possibility that his salvation was merely temporary…
“The crowning achievement of Cliff Robertson’s career”
“A warm and rewarding film”
“This very likable film has something serious, if not profound, to say about human intelligence and emotion”
The film will be preceded by a talk from Professor Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, who will discuss the possibilities and limitations of the human brain.