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May 24 | Saturday Night Film and Party

USA | 2014 | 113 minutes | Mike Cahill

An existential, metaphysical science fiction drama about a molecular biologist studying human eye evolution, his first-year lab partner, and his mysterious, free-spirited lover. A bold followup to the stunning 2012 Another Earth.

May 24, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Saturday Night Film and Party
Saturday, May 24 | 6:00PM
Film venue: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Party: Kaspar's

$25 | $23 SIFF Member  Ticket includes admission to the film and after-party.
$12 | $10 Member  Ticket includes screening only.

For Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), the human eye holds fascinations unrelated to romantic fancies or religious platitudes. As he and his lab assistant Karen (Brit Marling) chart the development of an organ so perfectly specialized it’s repeatedly cited as proof of an intelligent designer, Gray has no interest in a window to the soul; he’s hoping to pry open a window upon evolution, and deliver a crushing blow against those who insist upon claims of God’s handiwork. His secular outlook stands firm even after a series of improbable coincidences lead him to a beautiful woman named Sofi (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), so airy and spiritual in contrast to his methodical rationalism that anyone would be forgiven calling them soulmates. When their relationship abruptly ends, Gray returns to his work with renewed vigor. But his research leads to a startling, supposedly impossible discovery, sending the scientist on a quest that will circle the planet and challenge his every belief. In his follow-up to Another Earth, Mike Cahill has crafted another thoughtprovoking, boldly emotional exploration of the science fiction genre, earning him his second Alfred P. Sloan Prize—given to exemplary films that focus on science or technology—at the Sundance Film Festival.

Director Biography

While studying economics at Georgetown University, Cahill began interning with National Geographic Television and Film, doing producing, editing, and cinematography. He soon moved to California and began editing several Sundance features, including Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005). His first film, sci-fi drama Another Earth (2011), was critically acclaimed at Sundance and went on to receive Fox Searchlight Pictures distribution.

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Director: Mike Cahill
Principal Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 113 minutes
Producer: Mike Cahill, Alex Orlovsky, Hunter Gray
Screenplay: Mike Cahill
Cinematographers: Markus Förderer
Editors: Mike Cahill
Music: Will Bates, Phil Mossman
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2014 (Alfred P. Sloan Feature Prize)
Filmography: Another Earth (2011); Boxers and Ballerinas (Doc, 2004)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Fox Searchlight
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