Meetup on April 28th, 2021
Our next film is Gattaca (1997), directed by Andrew Niccol.
“We now have discrimination down to a science.”
Our next film will be Gattaca, a sci-fi thriller that poses intriguing questions about the concept of biological “superiority.” The movie is set in a near-future where one’s genetics directly determine one’s options, and some go to great lengths to penetrate these barriers and realize their dreams.
Gattaca is a futuristic fable about the hubris of mankind’s striving for perfection and it serves as an interesting philosophical piece for Disability Awareness Month, tackling ideas of ableism and the limits created by social perceptions.
The stellar cast includes Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law. Gattaca was the first film of writer/director Andrew Niccol, who won the London Critics Circle award for screenwriting. The film was also nominated for a Best Art Direction Oscar.
Gattaca is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, Hulu, Starz, and Sling TV, and is available for rent on iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play. We will be discussing the film on April 28th at 8:00pm EDT on Slack. If you’d like to see a trailer for the film, click here.