From the visionary director Mike Cahill comes the eye-catching new I Origins. When molecular biologist Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt) loses the love of his life, he sets out on an eye-opening journey that will shake the very foundation of his sc(eye)entific and personal beliefs. The film hits theaters July 25, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening on July 21, here in Chicago. Simply follow the link here and enter the code AVC863 to receive passes to the event. Remember, seating is first come, first serve; so arrive early! A full synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“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 half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory. Also starring Steven Yeun and Archie Panjabi, the film is produced by Mike Cahill, Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky.”