Screening & Panel Discussion of HER

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IMMERSION 2014 Screening & Panel Discussion of the Movie HER

Saturday evening, June 7th, at IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles California.

Her is a 2013 film written and directed by Spike Jonze that features Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Samantha, an intelligent computer operating system (OS) with a female voice and a personality. Set in the Los Angeles of the near future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a lonely, soulful man played by Joaquin Phoenix who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken by the end of his marriage, Theodore is delighted to meet his new OS, Samantha, who he finds insightful, caring, and surprisingly funny. As Samantha's needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. The movie raises profound questions regarding the future of relationships in a world where systems of artificial intelligence are rapidly becoming more dynamic, sophisticated and human-like.

These questions will be considered in a post-screening discussion with invited panelists and the audience during IMMERSION 2014.

Details and tickets are availabe online at http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org

AWARDS and HONORS:

  • Academy Awards: 5 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and recipient of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
  • Golden Globes: 3 nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, and recipient of Golden Globe award for Best Screenplay — Motion Picture.
  • BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Co-winner of Best Film of 2013 (with Gravity)