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September 2019

Michael Crichton Film Series – Andromeda Strain

September 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. 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.

The first film in the series is Andromeda Strain from 1971 based on Crichton's 1969 novel of the same name.

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October 2019

Michael Crichton Film Series – Westworld

October 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. 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.

The second film in the series is Westworld from 1973, written and directed by Crichton.

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Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future

October 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MRIGlobal Arthur Mag Center, 4920 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Feature-length documentary on the life of space artist Chesley Bonestell. Co-sponsored and hosted by MRIGlobal. A 30-minute Q&A with Douglass M. Stewart, Jr., the film’s writer, producer, and director, will follow the screening. MRIGlobal’s collection of eight original Bonestell paintings will also be on display during the event.

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November 2019

Michael Crichton Film Series – Runaway

November 11, 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. 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.

The third film in the series is Runaway from 1984, written and directed by Crichton.

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December 2019

Michael Crichton Film Series – Jurassic Park

December 9, 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. 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.

The fourth and final film in the series is Jurassic Park from 1993 based on Crichton's 1990 novel of the same name.

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