* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

I ORIGINS
Opening August 1

Official Selection, 2014 Sundance, San Francisco,
Seattle Film Festivals

Opening Night, 2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Written and directed by Mike Cahill (ANOTHER EARTH); starring Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi and William Mapother

I ORIGINS, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far-reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling halfway around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

DIR/SCR/PROD Mike Cahill; PROD Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky. US, 2014, color, 107 min, DCP. RATED R

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