Presented by The Technoskeptic
Discussion to follow
(1997) dir Andrew Niccol w/Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal [106 min; DCP]
In a future where a person’s destiny is determined by genetics, an “invalid” (i.e. born of traditional union) man (Hawke) dreams of becoming an astronaut and takes the identity of a crippled “valid” (Law) in order to attempt it.
Conversation to follow with Mo Lotman, founder of The Technoskeptic, and Professor George Annas, the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Law.
“An impressively fine-tuned first feature from Andrew Niccol.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times
“This is one of the smartest and most provocative of science fiction films, a thriller with ideas.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“If smart sci-fi is your vial of tea, Gattaca won’t disappoint.” – Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
“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.” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews
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