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Lunch + Movie + Discussion: GATTACA

What does a science fiction movie from 1997 have to do with the Disability Rights Movement?
Join us to find out!

  Kalamazoo Office St. Joseph Office
  Friday, January 15 & 29 Tuesday, January 19
  12:00 noon – 2:15 pm 12:00 noon – 2:15 pm
  RSVP: Miranda (269)345-1516 RSVP: Joanne (269)982-7761

Please note the January 15 showing in Kalamazoo is FULL – we have added an additional showing in Kalamazoo on Friday, January 29.

Gattaca movie poster
MOVIE: Gattaca

In “the not-too-distant” future, where genetic engineering of humans is common and DNA plays the primary role in determining social class, Vincent (Ethan Hawke) is conceived and born without the aid of this technology. Suffering from the nearly eradicated physical dysfunctions of myopia and a congenital heart defect, as well as being given a life expectancy of 30.2 years, Vincent faces extreme genetic discrimination and prejudice. The only way he can achieve his life-long dream of becoming an astronaut is to break the law and impersonate a “valid”, a person with appropriate genetic advantage.
(PG-13) 1 hour 36 minutes

Pizza & pop provided, please RSVP. Everyone is welcome!

The movie will be shown with open captions, and a hearing loop is available during discussion. Let us know if you need other accommodations to participate.

This is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products to these events.

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