Technology compounds loneliness. Even if you have roommates or live with your significant other, imagine an evening where no one is home and you have nothing to do. What do you do? Check Facebook and Twitter, right? Your friends are posting about their weekend weddings, or posting yet another gorgeous Instagram of the New York skyline. The irony is that all these tools and social networks are meant to bring us closer together, when the opposite is far more common. Spike Jonze’s Her takes that premise to its logical conclusion: it imagines a personalized operating system that’s like a cross between2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL and a sexy new girlfriend. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Theodore, the lonely guy and question, and Scarlett Johansson provides the voice of the operating system. The trailer suggests that Jonze follows his idea with inexorable logic, to the point where Theodore inadvertently shatters his idea of reality. Jonze’s other films dealt with similar approaches to science fiction, so while loneliness is the subject, I’m certain he’ll handle his characters with bizarre reserves of empathy. –Alan Zilberman
tickets are all gone. SORRY.
The movie releases on Dec 25th but what if we told you could NOT ONLY SEE IT THREE WEEKS BEFORE IT COMES OUT (!!) but you could see it as a screening where Spike Jonze will be IN THE HOUSE and available to answer your questions? I would hope your answer can be summed up in this: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Q&A Screening
- Tuesday, December 3
- AMC Georgetown
How to get tickets? Simply go to the link below and download them while you can. Obviously, this is a first come, first serve kind of operation so be at the theatre early too.
Gofobo Link: http://l.gofobo.us/7Hwg5fhQ