Film Events

 

Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The Biology Graduate Program of
Kent State University present: A Film Screening of “Gattaca
-as part of a week long commemoration of Darwin Day
-Charles Darwin, 1809-2009

Wednesday, February 11, 7:30pm at the Professor’s Pub, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Kent
-under 21 welcome until the end of the screening

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

MORE INFO: danielsprockett@gmail.com


About the Darwin Day Events

Come help us celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th
anniversary of the publishing of his seminal work, The Origin of Species
by Means of Natural Selection: Or, the Preservation of Favored Races in
the Struggle for Life.

Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held
on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born on in
1809. Specifically, it celebrates the discoveries and life of Charles
Darwin -- the man who first described biological evolution via natural
selection with scientific rigor. More generally, Darwin Day expresses
gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired
through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the
advancement of humanity.

Kent State University, through the efforts of the Biology Graduate
Student council, is hosting a series of events designed to increase the
public understanding of evolutionary processes, and to celebrate the
life of this great English naturalist.

Highlight Events at KSU
Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, February 10, 7pm
Graduate Symposium on Darwin and Evolution
KIVA Auditorium, Kent State Student Center, KSU
-followed by a reception in Rm 204, Kent State Student Center

Thursday, February 12, 7pm
Ohio Senator Tom Sawyer provides a Keynote Address
Science and Technology in Ohio Ballroom Balcony, Kent State Student Center

Listing of All the Free Events for the week can be found at
http://bioweb.biology.kent.edu/NewsAndEvents/Darwin%20Day%202009/Darwin_Day_2009/Welcome.html

About GATTACA:

Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer (WGA): Andrew Niccol

Release Date: 24 October 1997 (USA) more

Plot: In the not-too-distant future, a less than perfect man wants to
travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less
than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the
underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move
ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic
specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a fall. With some
professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample
testing. When a colleague is killed he is finally scheduled for a space
mission, but a colleague suspects his origins and the police begin an
investigation. Written by garykmcd

Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality.

Runtime: 106 min
Country: USA