September 1, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Children of Men | Free Film & Discussion, Sept. 22

Children of Men artwork

Knowing the Future goes to the movies with the “What Does the Future Hold?” film series, featuring Children of Men on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema with Profs. Jeremy Morris and Beth Quitslund.

Alfonso Cuarón / 109 min. / R
Set in 2027, Britain is overrun with chaos in what has become a police state divided between rulers and rebels fighting for immigrant rights. Worldwide women have become inexplicably infertile. Former activist Theo Faron (Clive Owen) is recruited to help a rebel group leader, Julian Taylor (Julianne Moore), secretly transport Kee, a pregnant woman, to the coast. This political, sci-fi drama is based on P.D. James’ 1992 novel “The Children of Men.”

Knowing the Future theme logoThe Knowing the Future curricular theme hosts the movie screenings at the Athena Cinema. Screenings are free, and open to the public. The film series is sponsored by the Knowing the Future theme and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The movies share a common theme of understanding the future and scientific process. Fantastic Voyage and Children of Men describe futures as seen in the 1960s and today, respectively. Contact and The Imitation Game show science (and scientists) at work.

The four films explore everything from ethical issues to questions about the limitations of science. Each is followed by a question-and-answer session with experts from the Ohio University faculty.

What Does the Future Hold? Film Series

All screenings begin at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema on Court Street in Athens.

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