Her at Brattle Theatre
The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies!
Screening will be followed by discussion with The Technoskeptic’s Mo Lotman and Professors Sasha Rush and Sharon Lamb
(2013) dir Spike Jonze w/Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams [126 min; 35mm]
Undoubtedly the most benign A.I. in this trio of films, the love interest in HER is actually a next-gen, Siri-like assistant named Samantha. Samantha (Johansson) is a self-aware operating system that lonely professional letter writer Theodore (Phoenix) installs on his phone – and starts a romantic relationship with. Join The Technoskeptic and the Brattle for a screening of the film followed by a discussion about the reality of the science behind it.