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Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) a programmer at a huge Internet company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm’s brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful robot. However, it soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.
This film is rated R.
This screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A with Justin Hendrix, Executive Director of NYC Media Lab, discussing building human emotional relationships in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality development.
This Montclair Film Science on Screen® program is an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.
Fiction, Technology, Thriller, Science Fiction, Science, Feature Film
Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac