In this unforgettable cult classic about memory, Joel Barish learns that his estranged girlfriend has had her memories of their relationship erased. Not to be outdone, Joel decides to undergo the same experimental procedure. While the science in the film sounds fantastical, current research suggests something akin to the procedure in the movie may be possible.
Join Professor Brock Kirwan of the BYU Department of Psychology & Neuroscience Center after the film to learn about new research on how memories are formed and whether we might someday be able to erase specific memories.
Recommended for mature audiences.
Directed by Michael Gondry
Run time: 108 min
Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.