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Transcendence - This week's film

11 December 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 20th December at 8.30pm

Transcendence (2014) 119 min – [ PG-13 ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

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Transcendence - Film poster

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed-to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

Some poor ratings amongst the reviewers but an interesting analysis here by Observer film critic Mark Kermode Sunday 27 April 2014

“Big on conceptual ambition, this handsomely mounted technophobic fable is surprisingly short on crowd-pleasing explosions (the comparative lack of eye-popping action perhaps proving its downfall in the multiplexes). And while it may wear the clothes of an A-list 21st-century fantasy, at heart this is a post-Westworld dystopian B-picture about the future-retro collision between man and technology – a film built upon grand ideas rather than grand spectacle, and all the better for it.”

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More film information here – Transcendence (2014) IDMB


THIS WEEK'S SATURDAY FILM - 7th JULY 2012

4 July 2012 / News / Events / Film

The Awakening (2011) 15, 107 mins
Director: Nick Murphy
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.

The Awakening Poster

In 1921, in London, the arrogant and skeptical Florence Cathcart is famous for exposing hoaxes and helping the police to arrest con artists. The stranger Robert Mallory tells her that the headmaster of a boarding school in Rookford had invited her to travel to Cumbria to investigate a ghost that is frightening the pupils to death. He also tells that many years ago there was a murder in the estate and recently pupil Walter Portman had died. The reluctant Florence finally accepts to go to Cumbria. On arrival, she is welcomed by governess Maud and the boy Thomas Hill. Soon Florence discovers what had happened to Walter and then the students, teachers and staff are released on vacation, and Florence remains alone with Robert, Maud and Tom in the school. Florence is ready to leave the boarding school when strange things happen. Florence comments with Robert and he tells that there is only three people in the boarding school, leaving Florence scared.

Giardian Review by Peter Bradshaw guardian.co.uk, Thursday 10 November 2011

“Here is a supernatural melodrama in the tradition of The Innocents, or Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others….. I have to say I found the final, colossal revelation to be contrived, but there are some nicely creepy moments, and director and co-writer Nick Murphy interestingly dramatises some of the neuroses feeding the appetite for ghostly phenomena – repressed sexuality, guilt and self-harm.”

Film starts 8pm

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More information here – The Awakening (2011) IMDb