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UEA philosophers introduce great movies with philosophical themes. The films are followed by a Q&A and then drinks in the bar, where the discussion can continue further. No prior knowledge of philosophy required! The theme for the autumn programme is sci-fi philosophy classics.
THE MATRIX (15)
Another chance to see the Wachowskis’ futuristic thriller, a blend of dazzling visuals, comic book sensibilities, jaw-dropping special effects, ass-kicking action sequences and Keanu Reeves in the role he was born to play.
Introduced by Dr Rupert Read, co-editor of Film as Philosophy
SILENT RUNNING (U)
Bruce Dern stars as the caretaker of a greenhouse located on a space station. The greenhouse contains the last remaining greenery from Earth. When word arrives from the Powers that Be that the greenhouse is to be destroyed, he decides to ignore the order.
Introduced by Dr Jerry Goodenough, co-editor of Film as Philosophy
As the sun begins to dim along with humankind’s hope for a future, it’s up to a crew of eight astronauts to reach the dying star and re-ignite the fire that will bring life back to Earth. This tense psychological thriller re-teams 28 DAYS LATER director Danny Boyle with writer Alex Garland.
Introduced by Vincent Gaine, author of Existentialism and Social Engagement in the Films of Michael Mann