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Gattaca

Christie Pits Film Festival 2019 - dynamic duos
Sunday, August 18th

Gattaca

Short film — She Stoops to Conquer

In the 1997 sci-fi thriller Gattaca, eugenics reigns supreme as prospective parents select their children based on the best possible combination of hereditary traits. But there are, of course, the naturally born, or the “in-valids,” conceived the old fashioned way and shunned for their presumed inferiority. Vincent (Ethan Hawke), an in-valid, has dreams of space exploration that can only be fulfilled by taking on the identity of the paralyzed yet genetically superior Jerome (Jude Law), but fulfilling someone else’s destiny proves more difficult than imagined. Beyond this cult favourite’s Black Mirror-esque forecasting on the dangers of Darwinian-extremism, Gattaca is a lesson on the pressures of fate and the pitfalls of expectation.

She Stoops To Conquer, the short twisted gender-queer take on a rom-com by Toronto Director Zachary Russell, will be paired with Gattaca for a double look at doppelgängers. Drag night at a local club takes a turn when one of the Kings, an actress struggling to channel her character, ventures out in to the after hours world and stumbles upon her muse.

Gattaca

Directed by Andrew Niccol, 1997

With short film She Stoops to Conquer, directed by Zachary Russell, 2015

Sunday, August 18th
Eats & Treats @ 6pm. Films @ Sundown
Free / PWYC (Donations gratefully accepted)
BYOBlanket (or reserve blanket seating here!)
Christie Pits Park is an accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning whenever possible

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