2018 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection
Robot Theater, Saturday, Aug. 18: attend the screening for a free pass to our feature exhibition!
A.I.'s path to the big screen initiated with Stanley Kubrick who had begun work in the late 70's on a film adaptation of the short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss. Kubrick approached Steven Spielberg about directing the film in 1985, but another sixteen years would pass before the picture would make its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Exploring the fine line between robots and humans, the film centers on David (Haley Joel Osment), a young robotic boy who is the first android ever programmed to feel human emotions. As an experiment, he is used as a temporary substitute for a couple who have had their own son cryogenically frozen until a cure is found for his terminal illness. The film portrays the journey made by David and the male prositute robot Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) to find their place within the society that created them.
"For every moment it frustrates, there are a dozen that amaze and provoke us, asking us questions about the meanings of life and love." John Zebrowski, Seattle Times
Duration: 145 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Sci Fi Festival Passes
Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to festival screenings on a space available basis including the August 8 Reel Science. A special discount is offered to the August 23 Reel Eats event. Passes are not transferable.
$30 Adult / $25 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
Add $25 to either pass level for the August 23 Reel Eats screening of Blade Runner.
OMSI members receive $3 off any pass option.