The Brattle Presents

Cambridge Science Fest After Dark: Loving the A.I.


Tuesday, April 17, 8:30pm
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 19, 8:30pm


The Brattle Theatre
Harvard Square
40 Brattle Street


Tickets $8-$12
per screening
Purchase tickets online

Blade Runner

Blade Runner: Final Cut

Tuesday, April 17

(1982) dir Ridley Scott w/Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson [117 min; DCP]

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi neo-noir follows Harrison Ford’s Deckard while he is on the hunt for a gang of rogue replicants, uncannily life-like androids who can only be differentiated from human beings using a complicated cognitive test.

Tickets: $11 general admission, $9 students, and $8 seniors

The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies! Special Film Screening and Discussion: Her

Wednesday, April 18

(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.
Discussion participants are TBA.

Tickets: $12 general public; $10 students, seniors, Brattle members. Brattle passes will be accepted.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Thursday, April 19

(2014) dir Alex Garland w/Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac [108 min; DCP]
Alex Garland’s slow-boil, claustrophobic meditation on AI looks as slick as your latest Apple device, only you may not like the app that’s running. A top programmer at the world’s largest tech company wins a trip to the founder’s bunker to test secret, socially-adept androids – or is it the other way around?
Tickets: $11 general admission, $9 students, and $8 seniors