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Her (R)

Presented by The Center for Film and Media Studies of The University of Cincinnati.

This series uses film to examine both the promise and peril of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As humanity becomes increasingly dependent on machines, the growth of AI will remake not only how people interact with technology, but fundamentally how society operates. AI has the potential to affect nearly every facet of our lives from our work and government to who we socialize with and how. Far from being the prospect of some distant future, AI has already been adapted to revolutionize fields as disparate as finance, entertainment and politics. In the face of such radical change, movies like Her and Blade Runner provide opportunities to explore the wider issues of how humanity will interact with sentient machines and, perhaps more ominously, how they might engage with us. While the films in this series each takes a strikingly different approaches to the subject AI, they all touch upon the central questions of how humanity and AI may interact and how human society might evolve. That is, if humanity survives…

We continue with HER

This film will be introduced and followed by a Q&A discussion with Michael Jones, Department of Economics

Set in Los Angeles, in the near future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right.

Studies show that young men today are spending 45 percent more time playing computers compared to a decade ago. This phenomenon results in hundreds of thousands of men leaving the workforce. Her explores more than just AI and its effect on the labor market – it shows how technology can alter our personal relationships.

Winner of the 2014 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Catch the Whole Series (7:00pm)!

October 7 - EX MACHINA (Tanja Nusser, Department of German Studies and Film & Media Studies and Udo Greinacher, DAAP)

October 14 - HER (Michael Jones, Department of Economics)

October 21 - WARGAMES (Richard Harknett and Gregory Winger, Department of Political Science)

November 4 - BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (Heidi Maibom, Department of Philosophy)

Showtimes for
Tuesday, October 22

No Showtimes Available.


Romance , Drama
2 hr. 0 min.


Spike Jonze


Spike Jonze


Joaquin Phoenix
Scarlett Johansson
Olivia Wilde
Amy Adams
Samantha Morton
Caroline Jaden Stussi
Laura Meadows
Portia Doubleday
Rooney Mara

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