Grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery as she writes Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay (SELMA), ORIGIN stars Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis (THE COLOR PURPLE) as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who, while grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery. Inspired by the New York Times best-seller “Caste,” ORIGIN explores the mystery of history, the wonders of romance and a fight for the future of us all. Deadline Hollywood Daily raves, “Ava DuVernay continues to establish herself as one of the most vital voices in contemporary cinema.”

SPECIAL GUEST INTRODUCTION: Laura Mae Lindo - former Kitchener Centre MPP and now, a Professor in the Philosophy Dept. at University of Waterloo - will host a introduction of the film on Saturday Jan 27th at 4:15pm. Stay for Q and A.

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"Achieving a breakthrough for the character and audience members alike, the astute filmmaker drills into the dramatic core and lets the film’s magnitude push the picture’s heartrending sentiments to the fore." - AV Club

"Rich in thought, Origin is a dense, forceful masterwork, and, quite simply, the most radical film of DuVernay’s career." - RogerEbert.com

"It’s hard to recall a movie made for general audiences that takes ideas so seriously, that makes the pursuit of them appear so thrilling, or that is so replete with the intellectual substance of the protagonist’s endeavors." - New Yorker



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