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The Fly Room (2014)

| Biography, Drama | 2014 (USA)
When a wide-eyed 10-year-old girl visits her fathers insect laboratory, she receives an unorthodox education in genetics.


Alexis Gambis


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Credited cast:
Griffin Newman ... Jack
Henry Hopper ... Arthur
Stan Demidoff ... Hermann
Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell ... Drawing class student
Ben Mehl ... Alfred
Mikal Evans ... Betsy (22)
Sara Hogrefe ... Clara
Erica Fae ... Djuna Barnes
Lesley Shires ... Edna
Andra Eggleston ... Gertrude
Joseph K. Bevilacqua ... Uncle Dwight
Kyle Donnery Kyle Donnery ... Phillip Bridges
Hayden Oliver ... Cousin Bridges (as Hayden Skigen)
Sarah Jes Austell ... Agnes
Kit Vinsick ... Jessie (as Christina Vinsick)


Young Betsey is forced to spend the day with her father in his laboratory, the Fly Room, where scientists study fruit flies, unlocking the laws of heredity that later became the foundation of modern genetics. While at first she feels closer to him than she ever has, she ultimately discovers secrets about him that will transform their relationship forever. Written by Alexis Gambis

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Almost zero educational/genetics content
12 April 2020 | by Bueller_007See all my reviews

They market it for education, but I can't imagine showing this in an educational context, given that there is vulgarity and nudity, and very little educational value.

This is a story about a girl and her father. The father happens to work in T.H. Morgan's legendary "Fly Room". That's basically where the connection to genetics ends except for a brief slideshow at the end.

If you want an arthouse film that happens to be about a day in the life of Calvin Bridges' daughter, then look no further. If you're looking for any insight on the history of genetics, this ain't it.

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