Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
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It's life, but not as we know it...
In a future where embryos are genetically edited to remove imperfections, Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasised about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior 'in-valid', whose parents opted to have him naturally without genetic interference. Without any hope of pursuing his dreams under his own identity, he purchases DNA samples from Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered 'valid' to trick mandatory DNA testing. He assumes Jerome's identity, and joins the Gattaca space programme, proving genetics aren’t everything that make a person.
What was science fiction in 1997 is now a potential reality of scientific research and development. Before the film, join us for a brief outline of current research and the modern applications of gene editing with Professor Peter Dearden from the University of Otago.
Sci-fi Fridays take place every second Friday of the month in Otago Museum's Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
M – Violence & offensive language. Run time 2h 1m
7pm–9.15pm, Friday 13 September.
Book tickets here or at the Info Desk