CRAFT & ENCODE present: The Terminator (1984)

The research group CRAFT and the network ENCODE (both UiT) invite to a screening of James Cameron's action movie The Terminator (USA 1984) at Verdensteatret Cinematek on Tuesday February 20 from 18:00.


40 years after its release, CRAFT and ENCODE return to the seminal action movie The Terminator that brought James Cameron's break-through as a director. The film features Arnold Schwarzenegger as a merciless killing machine sent back to 1984 from the not any longer that distant future of 2029 to kill a child before it can grow up to become leader of the human resitance against an AI-based defense system that has taken the wrong turn. With this theme, Cameron's movie constitutes one of the cinematic urtexts of a techno-dystopian genre where machines rise up against their makers and threaten to destroy humankind. The Terminator is a fully-fledged action movie without major philosophical depths. However, the film also articulates a bleak no-future sentiment typical for the mid-1980s characterized by economic difficulties, US-Soviet power struggles, and an imminent threat of nuclear Holocaust. In this respect, the iconic final sequence of the movie summarizes the tone of an era in a manner that also speaks to our present time in uncanny ways.

After the screening Zoheb Mashiur (CRAFT) and Holger Pötzsch (ENCODE) will lead a discussion and q/a session.

The screening of The Terminator is the 7th in a series of films on autonomous technologies,  AI, and human-machine relations presented by CRAFT and ENCODE in cooperation with Verdensteatret Cinematek.

Tickets can be bought online here or directly in at Verdensteatret Cinematek.

Please note that Tromsø Filmklubb will screen Termnator 2: Judgement Day on Wednesday, February 21 at VT.

Når: 20.02.24 kl 18.00–20.30
Hvor: Verdensteatret Cinematek (city center)
Sted: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne, Enhet
Kontakt: Holger Pötzsch
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