Friday, 22 January 2016: Ex Machina
Friday, 22 January 2016, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Film SocietyDirector: Alex Garland, UK 2015, 108 mins, 15
“IT’S a rare thing to see a movie about science that takes no prisoners intellectually. (This film)… is just that: a stylish, spare and cerebral psycho-techno-thriller, which gives a much-needed shot in the arm for smart science fiction” – Anil Seth, New Scientist
In this scientifically scrupulous tour-de-force, Nathan, creative genius behind artificially intelligent robot Ava, selects young programmer, Caleb, to becomes the human component in a ‘Turing Test’ to evaluate the human capabilities of the breathtakingly beautiful Ava. The tense twists and turns of the plot centre on their relationship and the age-old question: what is consciousness?
“Alex Garland’s sci-fi drama, “Ex Machina,” is the kind of film that sticks with you long after countless pictures have faded from memory” Matt Fagerholm – Roger Ebert.com