The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2017-2018 season with an advance screening of BIRTHMARKED.
Tuesday, March 20th
Regency Lido Theater
In 1976, two respected scientists, BEN MORIN and his wife CATHERINE O’NEAL, quit their jobs at the university to conduct an experiment they think will revolutionize our understanding of human identity. The project aims to raise three children contrarily to their genetic predispositions to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature. They want to prove that everyone has the same potential to become anything. MAYA, a newborn girl adopted from two feeble-minded parents, is raised to be smart, while MAURICE, a newborn boy adopted from two anger-prone parents, is raised to be a pacifist. Finally, their own biological son LUKE, who comes from a long lineage of scientific brains, is raised to become a revered artist. The experiment will reveal little scientific truth, but rather lead Ben and Catherine to discover the true value of family.
Watch the trailer:
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Director: Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Writers: Marc Tulin, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Starring: Matthew Goode, Toni Collette, Fionnula Flanagan, Michael Smiley
RSVPs for this event will be available on 3/13 @ 5:30pm