Ex Machina: Science on Screen

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Pickford Film Center Tue, Mar 27, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Reason for rating:graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence
Official Site:http://exmachina-movie.com/
Country of Origin:UK
Genre:Science Fiction, Drama
Programs:Science on Screen


Ex machina is SOLD OUT tonight! WWU professor Ira Hyman discusses Consciousness, the Turing Test, and Even Self-Driving Cars in advance of screening the 2014 film Ex Machina. Tickets are FREE, available at the box office only. Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.