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A close-up of Ethan Hawke

Film

Presented by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival and ACMI

Gattaca

M

21 Aug

In this story of a future society driven by genetic discrimination, Ethan Hawke stars as a member of the ‘underclass’ who risks everything to realise his dream of space travel.

Free: to attend this screening please pre-register with the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

  • Join our panel of researchers and writers as they compare the premise of the film with real-world reproductive technologies and explore how much our genes can determine our destiny.

    Panellists include author and award-winning journalist Christine Kenneally; novelist and award-winning short story writer Paddy O’Reilly; bioinformatics researcher from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Professor Terry Speed and biomedical animator from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Drew Berry. Community Engagement Manager from CSIRO, Chris Krishna-Pillay, is the evening’s MC.