Join us for a screening of Robot & Frank, winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation feature film prize at Sundance. This dramatic comedy, about a curmudgeonly old jewel thief whose robot caretaker becomes an unlikely partner-in-crime and soulmate, will inspire a follow-up discussion among pioneering roboticists, exploring the future of computerized companions and caretakers as technology profoundly alters the landscape—and very definition—of human interaction.
A special preview screening of the soon-to-be-released, “Robot & Frank,” courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
This program is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Public Understanding of Science and Technology initiatives.
Presented in collaboration with the Museum of the Moving Image.