Screenings

CANCELLED :: Hope Frozen

Date

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Time

20.00 - 22.00

Venue

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Price

From £8.50, booking recommended (tickets available soon)

The University of Birmingham has been very carefully monitoring the national position in relation to the progress of coronavirus, and has been taking note of advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Public Health England (PHE) and other sources, including local partners.

As a result, this event has unfortunately been cancelled.

[dir: Pailin Wedel, 2019, 75 mins]

In 2015, two-year-old “Einz” became the youngest person in the world to be cryopreserved. Her head and brain now rest in a cryonic tank in Arizona. Before her death, Einz was diagnosed with a terminal illness and her parents explored every avenue to save her. Refusing to accept her death as the end, they turned to cryonics in the hope that she will one day experience rebirth inside a regenerated body.

With remarkable access and intimacy, Wedel follows the parents and their surviving  on on this extraordinary journey, objectively presenting their challenges and dilemmas.  Ethical, philosophical and emotional questions abound. Can the dead
come back to life? And should they?

Pailin Wedel’s award-winning documentary is an emotional chronicle of parents doing
what they believe is best for their child, no matter the cost.

Please note, the Midlands Arts Centre cinema has a strict no latecomers policy, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Presented by Arts & Science Festival in partnership with Midlands Arts Centre and A Matter of Life and Death Festival