A special preview screening of Ex_Machina, a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence, will take place at the IFIon Monday January 19th at 7pm. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with writer/director Alex Garland and Domhnall Gleeson.
Caleb (Gleeson) is working for the world’s largest internet company, headed by the enigmatic and reclusive Nathan (Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year), when he wins an organisation-wide competition to spend a week with the CEO at his home. On his arrival, he is tantalised by Nathan’s offer of inclusion in something truly world-changing; Caleb is to be the human component in a variant of the Turing test, where he will judge the performance of a supposedly sentient artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful woman (rising star Alicia Vikander), in passing for human in its interactions with him.
Ex_Machina is on release at the IFI and selected cinemas nationwide from January 23rd.
Preview tickets for 19th January cost €9 (concs available) and are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie.