An eye on AI at the Light House’s ‘More Human Than Human’ season

The September season at the Light House Cinema offers a real celebration of artists and artistry, quite unlike the modern concept of AI and its data scraping plagiarism. During their More Human Than Human season, the Smithfield spot will be screening a succession of science fiction films that explore our relationship to technology, innovation and cinematic depictions of artificial intelligence.

From September 9th – 27th, the Light House will be screening 16 features from across cinema history, from some of the earliest science fiction to this year’s cult hits.

Describing the season, the Light House say:

This September Light House explores cinematic artificial intelligence with a century spanning season of films which showcase the complicated relationship between humans and their AI creations.

Cinema has been questioning the impact of artificial intelligence on the human race and the consequences of playing god in a variety of thoughtful, mind-blowing, action-packed, terrifying and humorous ways for a long time now. This season will not only be full of incredible big screen experiences and a chance to see some of the greatest sci fi films ever in all their glory, but will also illustrate where the roads of technological evolution can lead.

Things kick off this weekend with a screening of The Matrix on Saturday. Action fans are eating well in this AI season, with a Terminator I & II double bill on Wednesday 20th and Robocop on the docket as well. Artful explorations of interacting (i.e. gettin’ with) AI come from different angles in Spike Jonze’s Her and Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. Family films are included, with ultimate lil’ guy Wall-E screening, along with ultimate big guy The Iron Giant.

Science Foundation Ireland, the national foundation for investment in research in STEM, will host a panel discussion on Sunday 24th September, following a showing of Spielberg’s AI: Artificial Intelligence. The season concludes on the 27th, with anime classic Ghost in the Shell.

Tickets are on sale now. Check out the full list of films screening during the More Human Than Human season below:

The Matrix

Sat 09 Sep


Mon 11 Sep


The Iron Giant

Sun 10 Sep


Ex Machina

Tue 12 Sep


I’m Your Man

Wed 13 Sep



Thu 14 Sep



Sat 16 Sep



Sat 16 Sep


Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Sun 17 Sep



Tue 19 Sep


The Terminator

Wed 20 Sep


Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Wed 20 Sep


2001: A Space Odyssey

Thu 21 Sep



Sat 23 Sep



Sun 24 Sep


A.I. Artificial Intelligence & Panel Discussion

Sun 24 Sep


Ghost in the Shell

Wed 27 Sep


About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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