It's Coming From Inside the House! Watch 'Mimic: The Director's Cut' With MoPOP + Special Guest Dr. Michael Wall
MoPOP’smonthly horrorwatchalongseries is back in March, and we’ve invited Dr. Michael Wall, Vice President of Science and Conservation at the San Diego Natural History Museum, where he also serves as the curator of entomology and the director of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias, to choose a film that he feels deserves a place on our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die. Dr. Wall chose Mimic: The Director’s Cut, Guillermo Del Toro’s reclamation of his 1997 film about insect evolution run amok.
Here’s a handful of program elements that you can expect to see this Friday, March 19:
Pre-film introduction with MoPOP’s Robert Rutherford and Dr. Michael Wall, curator of entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum
Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay
Chat with Robert, Michael, and other fans during the film
Post-film discussion and Q&A with Robert and Michael – be a part of the conversation!
As with all of our virtual events, you'll need to register in advance to attend and instructions on how to join will be e-mailed to you on event day. And if you happen to own a copy of the film, make sure to get it queued up at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, March 19. Otherwise, here's where you can find Mimic: The Director's Cut online:
Dr. Michael Wall is the Vice President of Science and Conservation at the San Diego Natural History Museum, where he also serves as curator of entomology and director of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias. An award-winning educator and science communicator, Dr. Wall contributes to the Reel Science Film Series at The Nat and is a frequent guest of Film Geeks San Diego, where he contextualizes the science behind the fiction in genre films.