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Her

Film Forres PRESENTS!

HER

Friday 19th July 2019

a collaboration with

The latest, a special summer showing with an open discussion* from
 Film Forres PRESENTS! and Glasgow School of Art’s Innovation School.

Forres Town Hall
 Doors open – 7:00 PM • Film Starts – 8:00 PM
ENTRY BY DONATION • suggested £5 on the door
Strictly over 16’s only • Cabaret-style Seating

 | You can bring your own nibbles |

Download full size poster as a PDF File

 

*a note on the discussion  —

Film Forres is hosting this special screening of the acclaimed sci-fi romance “Her”, in conjunction with a critical, interactive discussion on the topic of gender and AI.  

Lina Wilckens, a graduate student, is exploring issues of gender and computer intelligence in her degree project “Call Girls”. This showing combines a great film with an opportunity to discuss its meaning in today’s increasingly technology-driven world. 

Participation in the discussion is voluntary and will contribute to Lina’s masters thesis research and an exhibition at the local Falconer Museum at the end of the month. There will be more description of how this will work on the night itself.

For those who just want to enjoy the usual Film Forres Presents! night at the movies – come along watch! The discussion is completely optional.

 


Film Information (from IMDB)

Her

Rated: R (BBBC – 15) : Runtime: 2h 6min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 2014 (USA)| 8.0 stars

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he’s not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, “It’s not just an operating system, it’s a consciousness,” the ad states.

Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn’t, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS?


 

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