September 2017 | BEST Cinematics Night
Date: September 15, 5-9pm
Organisers: Naomi Moy, Ho Fair Chan and Benno Torgler
As a good “warm up” to our mammoth reading group event on AI we will start with the movie Her which received widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards and nominations (e.g., Academy Award for best Best Original Screenplay).
A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though “friends” initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.