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Enzian Theater Maitland, FL


Marguerite Barnett, MD

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Face/Off— The science (and art) of facial reconstruction

Discover the real-life science behind Face/Off with reconstructive surgeon Dr. Marguerite Barnett!

Presented as part of the 2022 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL

Film Synopsis

To foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery to assume the identity of the criminal mastermind who murdered his only son, but the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.

    Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy’s. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy’s brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer’s face.

    Photo credit: Buena Vista

    About the Speaker

    Marguerite Barnett, MD is a graduate of the Joint Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Program. Although she is board-certified in general and plastic surgery, her experience in transplantation was limited to organ harvesting. One of her mentors at Harvard, Dr. Joseph Murray won a Nobel prize for his work in solid organ transplant. Through her military experience, she trained at the Brooke Army Burn Center and did a microvascular fellowship, so her passion has been reconstruction. Currently she is in private practice in Sarasota, FL where she melds both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in an internationally known practice. In her spare time, she is a fire performer.