A Screening of three
new films produced by Kim Ima of (The Great Jones Repertory)
1. Machine Love
The latest component of the digital office, the Sprout G9 iPerson is a walking,
talking coding machine programmed to fit seamlessly into its work environment
by learning from interactions with its human coworkers. But when he finds himself
in an oppressive office surrounded by emotionally jaded and dysfunctional people,
a G9 named Archie learns just how much he needs love.
2. The Robot Fixer
For the past thirty years, Bernice Chin has tried not to think about the fact
that shes never really known her estranged son Wilson. But now a car accident
has put Wilson into a coma. And the only clue hes left behind is a box
of twenty-year-old toy robots. As her daughter Grace presses her to answer the
doctors hard questions, Bernice becomes obsessed with repairing Wilsons
toy robots, as if that will somehow help her connect with her unreachable son.
3. My Robot Baby
Marcia Ito has the perfect life shes a successful businesswoman
with a handsome architect husband wholl be the perfect father for the
baby they plan to adopt. But before Akachan Adoptions will give them a human
child, Marcia and Roy must prove themselves by taking care of a robot baby.
Roy bonds with the robot immediately. But Marcias just unnerved. When
Roy has to leave on a business emergency and the robot begins to malfunction,
Marcia must confront her fears of the machine and of motherhood itself.
In John Lees world, everyone lives forever. Superbugs and viruses may
cause physical death, but bio-digital technology allows people to scan their
memories and thus their consciousness into computers. John, an
old sculptor, struggles to complete his design for a major public square project,
but his body is falling apart. His doctor, his son Tommy, and his digitized
wife Helen all tell him the same thing its time to get scanned.
Then hell merge with all human knowledge and experience, achieving perfect
love, perfect art. But John resists, fighting for the right to struggle and