Ex-Machina (15)

Film, Creative Learning

Ex-Machina (15)

Thursday 8th March 2018

Thursday 8 March, 10am - 12.30pm, FREE

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Introduction from Laurie Brugger, an award-winning visual effects artist whose work includes Paddington, Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Gravity, Captain America the First Avenger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and many more. Laurie is currently the Head of Rigging at Framestore London..

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.

In recognition of International Women’s Day in March 2018 and in support of Anim18 (the BFI FAN celebration of British Animation, led by Chapter and Film Hub Wales) Into Film’s Spring Screenings programme is all about British and International Women in Animation. Highlighting a variety of career opportunities such as VFX supervisor, Puppeteer, Producer and Director within the animation industry, and through the careers of the women that have made these films, we hope to inspire young women and young men aged between 16 and 19 to think about following their own paths into the world of animation.

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