So Unreal @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

Narrated by Debbie Harry 🎤

📸: So Unreal | SIFF 2024

So Unreal screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📆 Sunday, May 12th
⏰ 8 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Uptown: 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

📆 Monday, May 13th
⏰ 3 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Downtown: 2100 4th Ave, Seattle

Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic in Hollywood. Last year, unions representing over 160,000 screenwriters and actors went on strike to demand provisions protecting their works and likenesses from AI. It’s an excellent time to meditate on the intersection of art and technology, and so enter So UnrealAmanda Kramer‘s new documentary exploring cyberspace in cinema. Narrated by Debbie Harry (of both Blondie and Videodrome fame), the doc looks at science fiction films like The MatrixTerminator 2: Judgement DayTronHackers, and Electric Dreams to connect our once-imagined fears about technology with our present day, real-life concerns. BFI called it a “film analysis portal akin to Morpheus’s red pill.” We’ll see you on the other side. 

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.