I ORIGINS, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt),
a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter
with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later
with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications
and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he
has ever known to validate his theory.