The Machine - This Week's Film
13 May 2015 / Events / Film
Film Screening Saturday 16th April at 8.30pm
The Machine (2014) 91 min – [ R ]
This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Director: Caradog W. James
Starring: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient cyborg.
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Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defense (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers’ work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body.
Leslie Felperin review – Guardian
Caradog James packs his sci-fi thriller – starring Caity Lotz as a kickass cyborg – with too much philosophy, but directs with brio.
The Machine proves an audacious debut for writer-director Caradog James and a solid entry in modern British sci-fi, with thematic heft to match its genre thrills.
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Joining us for food – we have or main weekend evening menu options available from £10.95 or £14.25 for 2 courses– please book ahead.
Accommodation also available –
More film information here – The Machine (2014) IDMB