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Science to Script – CICADA Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday10/274:00 pm - 5:30 pm

James Gavins, Creator-in-Residence at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), debuts the film CICADA. James joined WID for the summer as the Creator-in-Residence, under Science to Scripts ‘Fill in the Blank Residency.’ As a Creator-in-Residence, James collaborated with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Virtual Environments Lab to bring the science of his narrative to life!

Doors open: 3:30 p.m. (At the Union South Marquee Theater)
Event: 4-5:30 p.m. (Film screening followed by panel discussion)
Preregistration requested – CLICK HERE to RSVP

About the Film:
In a parallel universe, they have decided to give out Reparations. We follow James, who has been chosen to beta test a psychotherapy simulator that will ease the trauma from black history in America called Cicada. Cicada is an afrofuturistic, sci-fi thriller-based film adapted from the stage play “Cicada,” created by James D. Gavins & Karl Michael Iglesias. Through storytelling, music, movement and comedy, we follow James as he goes through the process to receive his reparations.

Content may be unsuitable for minors younger than 14 years of age due to language and sexual innuendo.

Written, Performed & Directed by James D. Gavins
Also Starring the Voices of Jill Huguet & Dom Ricks
Filmed & Post Prod: Mind-You-Mental Production
Original Score: Kevin Macleod
Created as Creator-in-Residence with the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery Virtual Environments Lab @wid_ve

James Gavins, CICADA Writer, Director & Actor
Karen Schloss, UW-Madison, Department of Psychology and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (Virtual Environments Group)
Kudirat Alimi, UW-Madison, Computer Sciences and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (Virtual Environments Group)
James McGee, CICADA Videographer


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UW Madison Union South Marquee Theater
1308 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715 United States


Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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