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August 28, 2018

Episode 379: Gattaca (1997)

Special Guest: Xander Berkeley
Guest Co-Hosts: Chris Cummins, Skizz Cyzyk

Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, Gattaca (1997) stars Ethan Hawke as Jerome Morrow...or is he? He’s actually Vincent Freeman, a naturally occurring person in a world where people can be genetically engineered... for a price. This creates a new elite class where genes determine privilege. Vincent impersonates Jerome through a rather elaborate scheme in order to fulfill his dream of leaving this planet and becoming an astronaut.

Chris Cummins and Skizz Cyzyk join Mike to discuss the film while interviewee Xander Berkeley talks about his role in Gattaca as Dr. Lamar as well as his work in Mommy Dearest, Leaving Las Vegas, Safe, Barb Wire, and more.

Listen/Download Now:

Read Extrapolating Race in GATTACA: Genetic Passing, Identity, and the Science of Race by David Kirby
Read Passing Me By: African American Women and 'Passing' As a Film Genre by Matt Mazur

"The Morrow" - Michael Nyman
"Don't Bother Me / Gene Machine" - Bad Brains


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