Carleton Invites Public to Screening and Discussion of the Critically Acclaimed Film, “Never Let Me Go”

Feb 5 2014 7:00 pm
Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema, Carleton College

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema, the public is invited to a special screening and discussion of the critically acclaimed film, “Never Let Me Go” (2010, rated ‘R’). Based on best-selling novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro (“The Remains of the Day”), the film is a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. Following the screening of the movie, Alan Rubenstein, senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics and Hanson Scholar in Ethics, will lead a discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

This hauntingly poignant and emotional story stars Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightly—who live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. Released in 2010, “Never Let Me Go” was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College EthIC and the Department of Philosophy and The Question, a Carleton College community conversation. The Question aims to provide such an opportunity by posing questions of fundamental importance to living well to the Carleton community and then giving them a chance to discuss it. In the process of engaging with the questions, one learns that easy answers are not forthcoming; that conclusions one thought were obvious, are anything but; and that reasonable people might disagree when it comes to fundamental commitments.

The Question is coordinated by Daniel Groll, assistant professor of philosophy, with the help of Maddy Crowell ’14 (Chicago) and Will Gray ’14 (San Mateo, Calif.). Learn more online at

For more information, including disability accommodations, please call (507) 222-4232. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at Third and College Streets in Northfield.