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40 Brattle St in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies!
Special Film Screenings and Discussion!
Part of Cambridge Science Festival After Dark
Undoubtedly the most benign A.I. in this trio of films, the love interest in HER is actually a next-gen, Siri-like assistant named Samantha. Samantha (Johansson) is a self-aware operating system that lonely professional letter writer Theodore (Phoenix) installs on his phone – and starts a romantic relationship with. Join The Technoskeptic and the Brattle for a screening of the film followed by a discussion about the reality of the science behind it.
HER (2013) dir Spike Jonze w/Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams [126 min; 35mm]
Discussion participants are TBA.
Cambridge Science Festival runs April 13–22, learn more at cambridgesciencefestival.org