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Reproductive futures: Screening of The Pod Generation (2023- Rated PG-13)

6:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday 20 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Selwyn College, Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium, Grange Road, CB3 9DQ

This screening is part of a series of Cambridge Festival events on “Reproductive Futures”. Please join us for the other events: a screening of HIGH LIFE (2018- Rated 18) on 15 March and an exhibition and panel discussion about embryo models on 17 March.
A New York couple, Rachel (Emilia Clarke) and Alvy (Chiwetel Ejiofor) live in a not-so-distant future where technology provides ever-more convenient living. A rising tech company executive, Rachel lands a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples a convenient (and shareable) maternity by way of detachable artificial wombs, or pods. But Alvy, a botanist with an affection for nature, prefers a natural pregnancy. And yet, as Rachel’s AI therapist puts it, why is that “natural”? So begins the tech-paved path to parenthood.

This black comedy raises questions about “natural” vs “artificial” reproduction, parenthood and the future of the nuclear family in a society obsessed with technology. THE POD GENERATION (2023 rated PG-13)) brings a funny, philosophical sensibility to its satire of a society where everything is commodified and technology is present even in the most intimate of moments.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Carleigh Morgan, Assistant Professor of Film at Birmingham University

As the film hasn't had a UK release, this will be your only chance to see it on the big screen! FREE to attend.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

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Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk, Film
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 90
Theme: Health, Society
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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