Humans and robots in love
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Venue: Impakt Headquarters
Join us for the third screening of the Impakt Film Club which will be about falling in love with a computer. Tonight we will be screening Spike Jonze’s Her (2013). The introduction is given by science journalist Ronald Veldhuizen. The introduction will be in English, the discussions after the screening will be in Dutch and/or English, depending on the audience.
– Pizza meet-up: 18.00h*
Not joining for pizza?
– Introduction: 19:00
– Start film: 19:30
*If you want to join us for pizza, please send us an email (deadline: October 7th, 16:00!) and don’t forget to bring cash.
About the film:
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson), who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
About Ronald Veldhuizen:
Veldhuizen is a freelance science journalist for, amongst others, de Volkskrant and KIJK. Next to that he has a great interest in cinema.