On Wednesday 25 January, rediscover, or perhaps discover, John Badham’s film Short Circuit. Released in 1986, this film is emblematic of Hollywood cinema in the 1980’s and explores the possibility that a robot bestowed with artificial intelligence could acquire the status of a living being by becoming aware of itself and all that surrounds it. The problem is that Johnny 5 (the robot) was manufactured by the military and that the Pentagon has no intention of letting its investment live its life! The Cinémathèque in Toulouse is, therefore, announcing its special showing on Wednesday 25 January at 21:00 in the presence of Dominique Séguéla, specialist in formation flying at the CNES, the French Space Agency. Below is the trailer for Short Circuit.
It is worthy of note that this showing is part of a season of films entitled “L’odyssée de l’espace” (Space Odyssey) in partnership with the CNES and the Cité de l’Espace and during which several space-based films are to be scheduled, not only at Toulouse’s Cinémathèque, but also at the Cité de l’Espace, through until May 2012.
Full price: €6.50 / Reduced price: €5.50 / Under 18 years: €3 Tickets are on sale from the Cinémathèque and the Cité de l’Espace
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