Friday, July 11, 2014
On the occasion of the theatrical opening of the latest film from director Mike Cahill, I Origins, the Film Society sits down with Cahill and actress Brit Marling to discuss their recent collaboration and reflect back on their earlier work together on Another Earth and the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas. I Origins tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès- Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far-reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.
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