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The Second Annual Bioethics Film Festival | 2017 – Almost Human?

April 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - April 6, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Free

Please join the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy for:

The Second Annual Bioethics Film Festival | 2017

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Tuesday, April 4th, Screening of Avatar

with Jonathan Moreno in conversation with special guest, Scott Ross

Wednesday, April 5th, Screening of Her

with panelists Anne Barnhill, Christopher Donovan, and Andrew Light

Thursday, April 6th, Screening of Ex Machina

with panelists Lance Wahlert and Beth Linker

5:30 pm, Reception | 6:00 pm, Discussion and Screening

International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater

3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets are free!

The theme of this year’s festival is “Almost Human?” The questions “What is a Human?” and “What is a Person?” are central both to the study of bioethics and to creative projects in the arts.

This year’s films are Avatar (2009), Her (2013), and Ex Machina (2015).  Each is a distinctive exploration of our theme. Can “actors” created by computer graphics give us a “human” feeling? Can a computer operating system be a person?  Is an android that approximates human appearance something with whom we can have an intimate relationship?

We’re especially pleased that Scott Ross, a film executive who was formerly general manager of Industrial Light and Magic, and co-founder & CEO of Digital Domain, will join us on April 4th to discuss the evolution of computer generated imagery (CGI) and Avatar.

To see the whole program, and to reserve your FREE tickets, please go to:

www.pennbioethicsfilmfest.org

Details

Start:
April 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End:
April 6, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.pennbioethicsfilmfest.org

Venue

International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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