The Girl with All the Gifts Event: Screening and Author Q&A

The Girl with All the Gifts Event: Screening and Author Q&A

Please join us on the 4th of April, 2017 for a FREE film screening followed by a Q&A session with novelist and screenwriter M.R. Carey at Anglia Ruskin University’s Mumford Theatre. The event is hosted by the Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy and will be moderated by Dr. Helen Marshall and Dr. Tiffani Angus.

The Girl with All the Gifts takes viewers to  an army base in the English countryside, where the last survivors of a world wide fungal infection fight to survive against the inflicted “hungries.” The story follows a special young girl named Melanie who, while highly intelligent, attends a rather special school for other children both like and unlike herself. She forms a special bond with her teacher Miss Helen Justineau (played by Gemma Arterton) and finds herself of particular interest to researcher Dr Caroline Caldwell (played by Glenn Close).

Mr. Carey wrote both the novel and screenplay for The Girl with All the Gifts in tandem with the book being nominated for several awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke and British Fantasy Awards, while the screenplay was placed on the Brit List in 2014 and was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

As stated on www.mikeandpeter.comMike Carey is a British writer whose work spans comics, books, TV and film scripts, and radio plays. His novel The Girl with All the Gifts was an international bestseller, and adapted by Carey for the 2016 Colm McCarthy-directed film. He’s written for DC and Marvel, including acclaimed runs on Ultimate Fantastic Four and X-Men, and with Peter Gross, Lucifer and The Unwritten. His books include Fellside, the Felix Castor series, and The Steel Seraglio (with Linda and Louise Carey).”

While the event is FREE, seating is limited. The theatre has tiered seating. If you have difficulty with stairs or are a wheelchair user, please contact the theatre at so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Official BBFC Rating: 15 (strong bloody violence, strong language)

Official MPAA Rating: Rated R for disturbing violence/bloody images, and for language


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