Enlightened Cinema - "Ex Machina"
March 30, Friday, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Ex Machina is a 2015 science fiction thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland (in his directorial debut).
The film follows a programmer who is invited by his CEO to administer the Turing test to an intelligent humanoid robot.
Recognized as one of the ten best independent films of the year and the 88th Academy Awards honored the film with the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The film also received critical acclaim for its acting, atmosphere, visual effects, musical score and Garland's screenplay and direction. On website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 92%.
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.
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
1 hour, 48 minutes
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