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TODAY: Cedar Rapids Sci-Fi film making world premier at Collins Road

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Imagining a new future.

A new movie that was made in Cedar Rapids premieres today.

It's called Amelia 2.0. The film is about a man uploading his dying wife's consciousness into a life-like android, and the controversy surrounding that. 

Director Adam Orton says he wants to show others that Iowans are leaders in science and technology. 

Tonight the show will premier at Collins Road Theatres at 7 and 9. 

Here's more information about the film and how to get tickets: 

The Cedar Rapids-based independent film Amelia 2.0, formerly known as The Summerland Project, is set make it’s long-awaited debut August 4th at Collins Road Theatres.

The locally produced feature-length film features many personalities, talents, and landmarks from the Cedar Rapids community. Members of the cast and crew will be in attendance at the premiere.

“It was important to us to feature a side of Cedar Rapids that rarely gets captured on film,” says Adam Orton, director of the film. “So often, Iowa is just depicted as farms and corn and baseball. While that’s certainly an aspect of our culture that deserves to be celebrated, it’s not necessarily an accurate representation of all Iowans, specifically those in the creative corridor. Iowans are leaders in science and technology, and Amelia 2.0 captures that beautifully.”

The science-fiction drama is scheduled for a week-long engagement, with showtimes at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Tickets for the premiere are $10.00 at the door, or $8.00 in advance.

Advance tickets are on sale now and may only be purchased through the Collins Road website: Following the premiere date, ticket prices will decrease to $5.00 for matinees and $6.00 for evening shows.

Collins Road Theatres is located at 1462 Twixt Town Road, just north of Lindale Mall.

Set in the very near future, Amelia 2.0 is the story of the controversy surrounding an experimental procedure that allows a man to upload his dying wife’s consciousness into a lifelike android.

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