Demon Seed screening tonight in New York City
November 15, 2013
Museum of the Moving Image: ‘Computer Age; Early Computer Movies, 1952-1987’ (Friday through Sunday)
A screening of Donald Cammell’s “Demon Seed,” a 1977 science-fiction thriller based on a novel by Dean Koontz, will open this mini-festival of films that focus on computers or utilize computer-generated technology. In “Demon Seed,” starring Julie Christie, a supercomputer seeks to reproduce with human assistance. The screening, on Friday at 7 p.m., will be preceded by the 1981 short feature “Let’s Groove,” a music video directed by Ron Hays. A program on Saturday devoted to digital technology will feature works by John Whitney, one of the pioneers of computer animation, and one of his collaborators, Larry Cuba, as well as works by his son John Whitney Jr. John Whitney died in 1995 at 78. Mr. Cuba will appear at the Saturday screening at 2 p.m. 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, Queens, (718) 784-0077, movingimage.us; $12, $9 for 65+, and students and $6 for children 3 to 12.
Via NY Times.