Gattaca + Discussion

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Gattaca + Discussion
Certificate15
Year1997
GenreDrama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
DirectorAndrew Niccol
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 46MINS
Extra InfoDiscussion
SeasonMain Programme

Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection.

Hawke stars as Vincent, an “In-Valid” who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel. 

Has science caught up with fiction? Do we now know the precise make up of our genes? Could this be used to improve our lives? Stay on after the film for a discussion with some of QUB’s postdoctoral researchers and get the answer to these questions and more. 

The discussion will contributions from: Dr Ivanka Antova (Postdoc, QUB School of Law); Dr Stevanus Nugroho (Postdoc, QUB Astrophysics Research Centre); Dr Willian da Silveira (Postdoc, QUB School of Biological Sciences); and Dr Julia Miskelly (Manager of the Genomics Core Technology Unit at QUB.

This event is organised by QFT and the Postdoctoral Development Centre of Queen’s University Belfast, as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (16-20 September 2019).