Science on Screenⓡ: Children of Men
Director: Alfonso Cuarón Run Time: 109 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2006
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine
This presentation is part of Dissecting Visions of Identity and Care in the Future, a 4 part-film series made possible by the Sloan Foundation’s Science on Screen initiative. Each film will be paired with a guest speaker. Dissecting Visions of Identity and Care in the Future will evaluate how cinema’s interpretation of the future frames humankind within intersections of surveillance, race, healthcare, identity, and A.I. advancements. We are particularly interested in how the technological advancements presented in these films have implications for present day systemic injustices. Science on Screen will take over our DGC Video Programming in May of 2023!
Tagline: No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for.
Speaker: Şevin Gülfer Sağnıç, Refugee Studies Researcher, Doctorate Candidate in UCSD’s Sociology Department
Theme: Embodied Struggle: Women, Migration, and the Struggle for Safety
“Despite the bleakness of its vision, Children of Men is also thrilling, both for its groundbreaking style (there are action sequences here unlike any filmed before) and its complex, vividly realized ideas.” – Miami Herald
“Darkly poetic throughout, the film starts with an explosion and ends drifting in fog with no clear resolution in sight. How brave and oddly satisfying.” – Detroit News
“Thrilling, important, and invigoratingly bleak, Children of Men is one of the very best movies to come out in 2006.” – Entertainment Weekly
Tuesday, May 9, 2023: 7:00
Ticket Prices: $10.00 (No discounts/passes)
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