LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS LAUNCH MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN: AN EXPLORATION OF CINEMATIC AI
This September Light House & Pálás set out to explore cinematic artificial intelligence with a century spanning season of films which showcase the complicated relationship between humans and their AI creations. The season kicks off on September 9th, in Light House with The Wachowski Sisters’ groundbreaking The Matrix and in Pálás with Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina.
Ahead of joining forces with Science Foundation Ireland for Science Week in November, on Sunday September 24th both sites will be teaming up with Science Foundation Ireland for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s AI: Artificial Intelligence followed by a panel discussion with some of Ireland’s best scientific minds.
There’s quite a lot to pack into this season, audiences can take a visit to the streets of Detroit where the future of law enforcement has taken full effect in Robocop, a theme park where the robotic entertainment has a malfunction or two in Westworld, a home where a little girl’s new friend gets a tiny bit homicidal in M3GAN and to the edge of Jupiter with the friendly, softly spoken but murderous HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. These are just some of the highlights in a season that also includes Metropolis, The Iron Giant, Blade Runner and many more.
Light House Programmer David Kelly comments on planning the season - “If you’ve watched any sci-fi films (or even just The Terminator) you will have noticed something eerily familiar about the technological leaps we’re currently seeing in the world. Cinema has been questioning the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity and the consequences of playing God in a variety of thoughtful, mind-blowing, action-packed, terrifying, and humorous ways for a long time now.”
The films that will feature in this season throughout September are:
GHOST IN THE SHELL
AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
THE IRON GIANT*
THE TERMINATOR DOUBLE BILL*
I’M YOUR MAN*
CINEMA BOOK CLUB: THE CONGRESS
*Denotes titles that are Light House only
In Light House, join Charlene and Chelsea for a Cinema Book Club screening of The Congress on Monday September 25th. In Pálás on Sunday October 8th, cinema goers and canine companions can follow waste collecting Robot, WALL-E, on a fantastic adventure across the universe with a DOG-E friendly screening.
This season will not only be full of incredible big screen experiences and a chance to see some of the greatest sci fi films ever in all their glory but will also illustrate where the roads of technological evolution can lead.
Join the conversation which asks the question, will technology eventually become More Human Than Human?
Artwork has been created by designer Conor Merriman.
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