We work on screens. We play on screens. We watch and text and talk and purchase and post and navigate and read on screens. What is all of this screen time doing to our brains, our lives, and our relationships? Do they alter who we are, or are we what we hide? Come see the New York special screening of Sundance NEXT Audience Award-winning and Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize winner SEARCHING, a pathos-filled, genre-busting, hyper-modern thriller about a father’s desperate search for his missing daughter, told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate. The screening will be followed by a talk back conversation, led by neuroscientist and TV host Heather Berlin, between SEARCHING writer/director Aneesh Chaganty, producer and co-writer Sev Ohanian, and NYU Professor Adam Alter, author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.
This program is co-presented with the Museum of the Moving Image and Sloan Science & Film. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Public Understanding of Science and Technology Program.
Special thanks to Sony Pictures.