A Virus Walks Into a Bar: a Film by John Walter

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
students, staff, faculty, alumni, local science community
Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay

600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Join us for a live screening of the film A Virus Walks Into A Bar by John Walter, QBI’s artist in residence. A Virus Walks Into A Bar is Walter’s most ambitious film to date. It narrates the life cycle of an HIV as if it were set somewhere between Coronation Street and Twin Peaks. The characters include an anthropomorphised capsid, along with other key proteins, co-factors and the targeted cell nucleus, depicted by the barmaid surrounded by regulars (the cytoplasm). The high definition video image contrasts with the handmade quality of the costumes, all produced by John Walter, who also wrote, directed, co-edited and designed the sound for the film.

Stick around afterwards to chat with John! The film screening will be followed by a happy hour at 4:30 PM in the Genentech Hall Atrium.


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