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Science Fiction Theatre // A SCANNER DARKLY (2006)

The Victoria

20 March 2017 · 7:00pm

The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS · Get directions

Organised by: The Space Merchants

Certificate: 15

Format: Blu ray

Substance D – otherwise known as Death – is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain’s two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves), undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must first become a user…

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Caroline Brennan, senior lecturer in Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, who will introduce the world of zebrafish genetics and indicate how fish can give us an insight into the neural basis of addiction.

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