I Origins

Private Indie Memphis member screening: "I Origins"

7 pm Wednesday, July 2
Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave)
FREE SCREENING for Indie Memphis members

PLEASE NOTE: This is a free screening open to Indie Memphis Members only. If you are a current Indie Memphis member and need of the event password to get your free member tickets, please email [email protected] Not already a member or need to renew? Visit indiememphis.wildapricot.org

A Fox Searchlight release starring Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, I Origins follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.

Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Ian Gray, a PhD student studying molecular biology with a specialty in eye evolution, leaves his lab to go to a party and has an intense, but fleeting, encounter with a mysterious, masked model who escapes into the night. With only a picture of her stunning and iconic eyes, he tracks her down, and they fall in love. Their fundamentally different beliefs about life only serve to intensify their connection, and they vow to spend forever together. Years later, Ian and his lab partner, Karen, make a stunning discovery with profound existential implications. He must risk his life’s work and his family to travel across the world to find the truth behind what he has found and what it may mean.

Writer/director Mike Cahill returns to Sundance (ANOTHER EARTH screened at the Festival in 2011) with a new, enthralling exploration of the connective tissue between love and science. He casts Brit Marling again, as well as Michael Pitt and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, and utilizes their onscreen chemistry to vigorous effect. As emotionally moving as it is intellectually stimulating, I ORIGINS solidifies Cahill’s position as a distinctive cinematic voice.
— 2014 Sundance Film Festival
 

Official Trailer