January 16, 2008
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A FREE screening of selections from the film, and discussion panel:
Jumper (2008)January 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
The screening of selections from the film will be followed by a discussion panel featuring leading actor Hayden Christensen, director Doug Liman, and MIT Physics Professors Max Tegmark and Edward Farhi.
This is a FREE screening, with preferred admission for members of the MIT Community with an MIT ID (or brass rat). Tickets will be distributed to MIT ID holders in Lobby 16 at 6pm on January 16. We will issue two tickets for each MIT ID.
In the science fiction-action-thriller Jumper, a genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.
David Rice (Hayden Christensen) always believed he was perfectly ordinary -- until he accidentally discovered he possessed a genetic anomaly that is nothing less than extraordinary. David is a Jumper who can teleport himself to the streets of New York and Tokyo, the ruins of Rome, and the Sahara Desert. He can see twenty sunsets in one night, whisk his girlfriend around the world in the blink of an eye, and grab millions of dollars in a matter of minutes. But David's global odyssey takes a deadly turn when he finds himself relentlessly pursued by a secret organization sworn to kill Jumpers. Forming an uneasy alliance with another Jumper, David becomes a key player in a war that seems to have no end. As these world-changing events unfold, David begins to discover the secrets and mythology behind his incredible ability.
From director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Jumper stars Hayden Christensen (Star Wars Episodes II & III, Shattered Glass), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Flags of Our Fathers), and Rachel Bilson (The Last Kiss, The O.C.), with Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Samuel L. Jackson (Coach Carter, Snakes on a Plane). Also starring are Michael Rooker (Slither), Annasophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Max Thieriot (The Pacifier).
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