Wednesday, March 14th, 7pm
Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mindshare LA is Proud to Present a Special Sneak Preview of:
A New Feature Film Written & Directed by Henry Barrial
"The Final Mystery is Oneself."
An official selection at over 30 film festivals worldwide, "Pig" is an award-winning mystery/sci-fi film that raises issues about memory and identity that have never been timelier. Is it memory that determines identity? Do we cease to exist as who we are without memory? Would we choose to keep our memories, even if they bound us to acts of violence? These and other questions will be weighed by a distinguished panel representing the latest in neuroscientific research, bioethics, and future technology.
7pm - DOORS, FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS | 8pm SCREENING | 10pm Panel
** The panel discussion will follow the screening and include a brief Q&A with the film's director, Henry Barrial. Cast and crew will be in attendance. **
There will be some delicious food served up from 6:30pm onward.
POST-SCREENING PANEL INCLUDES
Dr. David Glanzman, a UCLA Neuroscientist working on the cutting edge of memory intervention.
Alex Lightman is an author, entrepreneur, and futurist, who has made significant contributions to the adoption of IPv6, served as CTO of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, and has authored several books on technology and society.
Stuart G. Finder, Ph.D. Director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Alexander M. Capron, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
In Henry Barrial's Pig, A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back. At death's door, he is discovered by a woman living alone in the desert and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining consciousness, the man realizes he has no idea who he is or how he got in the desert. His only clue, a piece of paper in his pocket with the name "Manny Elder" written on it, sends him on a journey to Los Angeles to discover his past. But things and people are not what they seem and clues lead to something bigger and more unusual than the man could have ever imagined.
Food From The Taco Project
Praise for "Pig"
"A splendidly crafted...conceptually ambitious thriller. A story that glistens with philosophical relevance for our current age. Echoes of other noir-tinted puzzle-box films such as The Game,Oldboy, and Memento. The kind of sly little genre experiment that reveals the parched cinematic imagination that characterizes most studio thrillers." - GATEWAY CINEFILES
When & Where
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