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Michael Crichton Film Series – Jurassic Park

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UMKC Student Union Theater

5100 Cherry St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

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Few American writers have been more concerned with the transformative power of science, and its unforeseen consequences, than Michael Crichton. In his work, Crichton demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate new technological developments long before they became reality and predict how even seemingly beneficial breakthroughs in biotechnology or artificial intelligence could quickly spiral out of their creators' control. This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series that considers how Crichton’s views on science and technology evolved during the final decades of the 20th century.

Films will be screened at the UMKC Student Union Theater. A 30-minute audience discussion and Q&A will follow each screening.


About the December 9 film:

Jurassic Park (1993, 127 minutes, PG-13)

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Based on a novel by Michael Crichton, who also wrote the screenplay. Directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.

A 30-minute audience discussion and Q&A will follow the screening.

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