Thu, Jul 18

Writer/director Jay Craven; Cast: Morgan Wolk, Jerry O’Connell, Cameron Scoggins, Nicole Shalhoub, Aurélia Thiérrée, Matt Salinger, Garret Lee Hicks, and Vermont actors Rusty DeWees, Allan Nicholls, Dan Levintritt, Ariel Zevon and Emmy-winner Gordon Clapp. Music composed by Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus of the Ithaca-based Horse Flies.

Director Jay Craven will attend the screening and lead post-screening discussion.

WETWARE is a film noir set in a near future where there are tough and tedious jobs that no one wants and people at the end of their rope who will do anything for a sense of security and well-being. Enter Galapagos Wetware, a cutting edge genetic engineering firm where people down-on-their-luck apply to be Mungos — genetically altered humans with enhanced stamina for dreary jobs like street sweeping and slaughterhouses, or arduous jobs in deep sea mining, industrial agriculture, and toxic clean-up.

With business booming, geneticist Hal Briggs has new ideas for high-end Mungos — for deep cover espionage, space travel and boots-on-the-ground for climate catastrophes and resource wars.  But what can Briggs do to make them complete?  And will these altered prototypes still be considered human?  Briggs experiments, changing the codes. Then his prototypes escape — and Briggs makes a discovery that changes everything.