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Past Films

Science on Screen: Gattaca (1997)

  • Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman
  • Director: Andrew Niccol
  • Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 106 min.

Science on Screen Film Series

All screenings are free and made possible thanks to a generous grant fro the Alfred P. Sloan Foundaition and Coolide Corner Theatre Foundation.

Synopsis:An engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. [Sony]

Dr. Paul Durham (MSU, Microbiology) will talk about editing our genes to battle disease.

"A handsome and fully imagined work of cautionary futuristic fiction."
- Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
"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
"The average thriller, even if it's set in a faraway or futuristic world, tends to offer visceral, ephemeral excitement, and not much else. However, while Gattaca has the energy and tautness to compare with the best of those, its thought-provoking script and thematic richness elevate it to the next level."
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews