Director: Mike Cahill Run Time: 113 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2014
Starring: Archie Panjabi, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun
I’d like to tell you the story of eyes that changed this world.
I ORIGINS, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.