ABOUT THE EVENT
This event is free to High Fidelity and Cinema/Chicago members but does require an advanced RSVP. Seating will be first come, first served, and it is not guaranteed. This event may be overbooked to ensure a full house. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the screening starts. RSVP Here
ABOUT THE POST-SHOW CONVERSATION
Josh Larsen is has been the co-host of Filmspotting since January 2012. Before that, Larsen spent 11 years as a film critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media. Josh writes about movies at LarsenOnFilm and is editor of the faith and culture magazine Think Christian. You can follow him on Twitter @LarsenOnFilm.
Jesse Soodalter, M.D. is an artist, and Chief Fellow in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago. Her visual art incorporates found objects, exploring how the chaotic processes of time impose individual, aesthetically-charged identity on what were once undifferentiated commodities. Her research focuses on individual and societal thinking about death, particularly how biomedical discourse colludes with social inhibition to constrain deep engagement with mortality. She is the founder and director of the Living Mortal Project, supported by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Through interview-based research, a collaborative interdisciplinary workshop series, an art exhibition, and a new medical school elective, the Living Mortal Project explores the ways humans negotiate mortality, with the goal of facilitating conversations about death and the end of life.
Clinically her interests are in sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma, and palliative medicine. She participated in PalFest 2013, and spent time in Summer 2013 volunteering in Hematology at Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem.
After receiving confusing messages from the scientists stationed outside of the remote planet Solaris, physiologist and cosmonaut Kris Kelvin is sent to the station to evaluate the situation. Upon arrival, Kelvin discovers the one scientist dead and the other two distant and secretive. What follows is an intense examination of our relationship with loss, love, legacy and mortality. Director Andrei Tarkovsky’s groundbreakingly original science-fiction classic tests the understanding of our place in this universe and our perception of who we are as a human race.