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Film Series : Stranger Than Fiction

Genesis 2.0

2018, Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland/China, 112 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jan 5th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 8th 8:00pm

“Stunning…begs the question, how far away are we from Jurassic Park becoming a reality.”--
Jim Dobson, Forbes

Global warming yields a bizarre bonanza when ivory hunters digging for the prized tusks of the
long-extinct woolly mammoth on an Arctic Ocean island unearth the preserved but thawing body
of one of these immense creatures, complete with still-fresh blood. Winner of the Special Jury
Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, this haunting documentary explores poetic and mythic
angles as it delves into science’s futuristic quest to create life from organic remnants from the
prehistoric age. Director Frei (Oscar-nominated WAR PHOTOGRAPHER) follows the trail of
the mammoth DNA to the laboratories of Russian and Korean clone researchers and monitors
science community expectations from Boston to Beijing, while co-director Arbugaev covers the
continuing excavation of the gigantic but fragile carcass from the Siberian permafrost. DCP
digital. (BS)

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