Many sci-fi/horror films take on the notion of scientists possibly not weighing the ramifications of their breakthroughs, like “The Fly” and “Splice.” Uncork’d Entertainment and Breaking Glass Picture’s upcoming release “Closer to God” follows in the footsteps of these films by tackling the uncomfortable topic of cloning.

“Closer to God” is written and directed by Billy Senese and has been described as an “ambitious, thoughtful and provocative take on the Frankenstein story” by ScreenDaily and a “mind-blowing, thought-provoking, disturbing and brilliant film” by Talent Monthly. Here’s what you can expect from the film.

“Dr. Victor Reed is a brilliant geneticist who has just achieved a huge scientific breakthrough by successfully cloning the first human being, an adorable baby girl named Elizabeth. This immediately becomes a media spectacle and ignites a firestorm of debate concerning the moral and religious implications of such a discovery. Soon, Dr. Reed and his family lose all sense of privacy and safety as they are swarmed by protesters and the media. Their biggest threat, however, could be Victor’s own secret.”

“Closer to God” will come to select theaters and VOD July 3 on platforms like iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Amazon Instant, iNDEMAND, Xbox and Vubiquity. The theaters the film will play in include New York’s Cinema Village, LA’s Laemmle Music Hall, Portland’s Clinton Street Theater, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater, The Roxy in Philadelphia, Chicago’s Facets Cinematheque, Miami’s Cinema Paradiso, Dallas’ Texas Theater and Cleveland’s Capitol Theater. Denver’s SIE Film Center will also screen the film, but its screening date could be moved to July 10.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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