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Science on Screenⓡ: Teknolust

Opens on May 16

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson Run Time: 83 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2002

Starring: Al Nazemian, James Urbaniak, Jeremy Davies, Karen Black, Tilda Swinton

This presentation is part of Dissecting Visions of Identity and Care in the Future, a 4 part-film series made possible by the Sloan Foundation’s Science on Screen initiative. Each film will be paired with a guest speaker. Dissecting Visions of Identity and Care in the Future will evaluate how cinema’s interpretation of the future frames humankind within intersections of surveillance, race, healthcare, identity, and A.I. advancements. We are particularly interested in how the technological advancements presented in these films have implications for present day systemic injustices. Science on Screen will take over our DGC Video Programming in May of 2023!

Tagline:  Academy-Award® Winner Tilda Swinton plays four roles in this award-winning sci-fi about Rosetta Stone and her three Self-Replicating Automatons, (S.R.A.’s), which she cloned from her own DNA. Though they look human, the S.R.A. cyborgs were bred as intelligent machines and are immortal. In order to survive, they need sustenance of male Y chromosome, found only in sperm. Their task is to harvest sperm the old fashioned way, which leads to a quest for love.

Speaker: Max Schaffer/lulu10tacles, Integrative Studies PhD student in the UC San Diego Music Department

Theme: Personal Encryptions: Performing Identity and Sexuality IRL in URL (Exploring how the anonymity of web spaces allow individuals to express gender, sexuality, race, and desires more openly)

Critic Quotes: 

“Sci-fi has rarely been so playful.” – San Francisco Chronicle 

“Camp-cult sci-fi gem… a quiet tour de force for Tilda Swinton.” – The Village Voice


Tuesday, May 16, 2023: 7:00

Ticket Prices: $10.00 (No discounts/passes)


Presented by:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.


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