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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - Ex Machina (2015) - August Film Series

posted Aug 8, 2016, 12:51 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Aug 8, 2016, 1:03 AM ]

August 11, 2016
Ex Machina (2015)

What makes humans human? The age-old question becomes more relevant as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes closer to becoming a reality. Ex Machina evokes psychoanalytic, social, and practical human concerns about artificial intelligence and raises ethical questions, especially when/if robots become sentient. The film was nominated for several awards and won an Oscar for visual effects this year.  Alicia Vikander is superb in her portrayal of the robot Ava.
Donna Copeland, PhD, is a retired clinical psychologist whose primary occupation currently is as film reviewer and feature writer for the online magazine, Texas Art and Film ( She recently attended the Austin and South by Southwest Film Festivals in Austin, Texas.

Psychoanalytic experts present film of particular interest to anyone with a psychological bent. The series examines films through the lens of psychoanalysis, with speakers from The Houston Psychoanalytic Society and The Jung Center.                    
 No Admission Fee
The Jung Center of Houston,   
5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006