Jelly & Gin were recently commissioned to produce a Watch & Wolf screening with a medical theme. We selected cult film classic Gattaca which has a central storyline of genetic engineering with a side helping of space travel!
The film presents a vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. The film centres on Vincent Freeman, played by Ethan Hawke, who was conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of travelling into space.
Matching moments in the film, signalled by Mister Wolf, we served medical marshmallow swabs, Urine sample cocktails, skin flakes and Barney's Binary Star beer in the very fitting setting of The Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre in the Medical School of Edinburgh University.
Photography by Andy Catlin