We Are As Gods

Showings

Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Aug 13 12:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Aug 14 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Aug 15 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Aug 16 3:30 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Aug 18 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:94 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/XYXyfOyKn0U
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Alvarado
Jason Sussberg

Description

“We Are As Gods” offers a deep dive into the many sides of Stewart Brand – the Zelig-like creator of The Whole Earth Catalog, an influential member of Ken Kesey’s “The Merry Pranksters,” and an early activist in the modern environmental movement.


Brand, in his guise as cyber-utopian, coined the phrase “personal computer” and influenced many in Silicon Valley, including Steve Jobs, who have gone on to shape our modern world.


Now in his 80s, Brand looks to leave a legacy for the long-term future with his efforts to rewild ecosystems by resurrecting extinct species. But his former allies believe he’s gone too far.


About Stewart Brand
Stewart has been at the center of some of the most influential movements of the last century: he was a Merry Prankster organizing acid tests with Ken Kesey; his LSD trip inspired the photograph that helped catalyze the modern environmental movement; he organized the first Hackers Conference; and he created the revolutionary do-it-yourself publication The Whole Earth Catalog, which Steve Jobs famously called “Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google existed.


He has a showman’s uncanny ability to be at the center of cultural and technological shifts. Today, he is channeling his considerable energy into one of his most ambitious projects yet: a new form of wildlife conservation using biotechnology called de-extinction

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