Humber Street Gallery: Beyond Human

HER | Spike Jonze | USA | 2013 | 126 mins | Cert 15

Thursday 24 October | Thursday 28 November
Humber Street Gallery

Tickets available exclusively from Humber Street Gallery

Presented in collaboration with Humber Street Gallery, Beyond Human is a series of film screenings chosen to compliment Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equanipolis running 12 October – 29 December 2019.

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Thursday 24 October | 6:30pm
Humber Street Gallery | £6



The first of the two screenings will explore evolutionary alternatives to homo-sapiens through prosthetics and special effects mastery in 20th-century cinema.

One of the most iconic science fiction movies of all-time, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is a groundbreaking classic showcasing Hollywood magic at its best. When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble upon a ‘missing link’ connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. The creature has plans of his own, however, inspired by the lead scientist’s beautiful fiancée. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore’s brilliantly designed monster, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON remains a masterpiece not only of the genre but of all time.

Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning


Thursday 28 November | 6:30pm
Humber Street Gallery | £6



The second of our two screenings will look at visions of the future which have broken the definition of what it means to be human through technology and consequently, our relationships with each other.

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, HER follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.

Winner – Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards
Nominee – Best Picture, Academy Awards
Winner – Best Screenplay, Golden Globes
Nominee – Best Picture, Best Actor, Golden Globes

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Portia Doubleday

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