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Scientists unleash the power of genetic engineering to put dinosaurs and humans back into the mix together in Stephen Spielberg’s groundbreaking blockbuster.

On its release in 1993, Jurassic Park was hailed as a movie masterpiece and its pioneering use of CGI not only created the most convincing dinosaurs ever put to screen but ushered in a new era of movie special effects.

In the film, based on Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly builds a theme park populated by genetically engineered dinosaurs created using prehistoric DNA. But can the scientists keep their creations under control?

Jurassic Park is part of a long lineage of movies that project society’s fears, paranoias, hopes and aspirations relating to the science of the day. Godzilla was famously a reflection of fears around nuclear weapons, The Terminator so clearly playing on our fear of machines and Artificial Intelligence, and of course, Jurassic Park is the most famous exploration of our reservations towards genetic engineering ever put to film.

Talking about “the fear of science on film” will be a special guest speaker who will be announced closer to the date of the event.

This screening is not an IMAX or 3D presentation.

Part of our Art of Innovation exhibition exploring the dialogue between scientists and artists over the last 250 years.

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