evolution: the festival

darwin's nightmare
Darwin's Nightmare
In 1859, the publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of the Species changed the world forever.

ACMI presents these films as part of a festival celebrating his life and work.

Saturday 5 - Friday 13 February, 2009
Full $13 Concession $10

Co-presented with the University of Melbourne's Evolution: The Festival. Check out the full festival program at www.evolutionvictoria.org.au


Gattaca offers a possible future where genes rather than gender, race or religion become a point of discrimination. Followed by a Q&A on gene ethics.

darwin's nightmare

Hubert Sauper's 2004 documentary looks at the relentless exploitation of Africa's resources by the developed world. Followed by a panel discussion.

special screenings featuring in Freaky Fridays


If you like a little sex with your sci-fi, gene-splicing-gone-wrong subtext notwithstanding, then this is the alien genre picture for you.


Cronenberg set new standards of 'ewww' with this story of lab-engineered parasites turning occupants of an apartment block into very horny zombies.

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