Reel Causes November


What Would You Do to Create the Perfect Child?

VanBUG presents the Canadian Premiere of The Perfect 46

November 20, Doors 6:30. Film 7:00

Science fiction meets the real world in the sci-fi thriller The Perfect 46. What do you want to know about your social network’s genetic code? Join The Perfect 46 director Brett Ryan Bonowicz and The Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group for a discussion about the incredible power of genome research, and the reality of human error.


The Film

The Perfect 46

November 20, 2014, Doors: 6:30 pm, Show Time: 7:00 pm

Running time: 96 minutes

The Perfect 46 is a sci-fi thriller about the world of “direct-to-consumer” genetics. Set in the quasi-near future, the film delves into the personal, professional and social consequences when an entrepreneurial geneticist creates an E-Harmony like website that matches individuals with their ideal genetic partners. The perfect match is 46, the chance to have flawless children.

What would happen if a personality so tied to the identity of his company had the chance to change the nature of our relationships? What about love? And what happens when human error interferes with science? The science is here now. The Perfect 46 reveals some of the moral dilemmas that lie ahead.

Post-film panel and discussion with film-maker, Brett Ryan Bonowicz, Shelin Adam UBC Department of Medical Genetics and Dr. Jennifer Gardy, BC Centre for Disease Control.

Directed by Brett Ryan Bonowicz (IMDB) | Film IMDB | Official Site

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

149 West Hastings Street , Vancouver (Map)



Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group

VanBUG LOGOVanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. Through their work we come closer to finding cures for thousands of diseases.

This month Reel Causes and VanBUG are pleased to support the students of genome research through Simon Fraser University’s Graduate Student Society. The GSS is the student society and government for all graduate students representing over 4,500 students in 37 academic programs at SFU’s Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses.

Reel Causes for November

Reel Causes and VanBUG are pleased to support two excellent organizations this month.

huntington society logoThe BC Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada is the volunteer organization in BC that coordinates fundraising in support of local programs and initiatives undertaken by the Huntington Society of Canada.You can fight HD, support their families and help search for a cure. Join the BC Chapter at The Perfect 46 or donate here.

Graduate Student SocietyOur second cause is the Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University, and with them we’re pleased to supporting the next generation of genome researchers. The GSS is the student society and government for all graduate students representing over 4,500 students in 37 academic programs at SFU’s Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses. Find out more here.

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Partner Event

To Be Takei

Reel Causes and the Vancity office of Community Engagement co-present selections from the Human Rights Watch Travelling Film Festival on Nov. 22nd.

Reel Change Contest

Homelessness Action Week Video Contest

Congratulations to Karlos Alcazar, Reel Causes’ Reel Change video contest winner! We were delighted to honour Karlos and screen his short video, “One Key” at our October 23rd event! The contest aimed to raise awareness about homelessness and challenge our preconceptions on this issue – Karlos’ video showed how “one key” can build bridges and make a difference.
See the winning video