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Humber Street Gallery + HIC: HER
28/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm£6
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The second of two screenings in partnership with Humber Street Gallery 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.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Awards and Reviews
Winner – Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards
Nominee – Best Picture, Academy Awards
Winner – Best Screenplay, Golden Globes
Nominee – Best Picture, Best Actor, Golden Globes
“The combination of Jonze’s dialogue, the intensity of the performances and the way the film’s style wraps you up in Theodore and Samantha’s inner-ear relationship makes this feel like a uniquely apt diagnosis of contemporary ills.” – BFI Sight and Sound
“It is a sweet-natured and melancholy film, beautifully directed, that manages to be satirical about love in a digital, distracted age without losing its heartfelt quality” – Independent
HER is rated 15. For more details, please see the BBFC website (may contain plot spoilers)
Humber Street Gallery is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
6:30pm: Programme starts
8:45pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Humber Street Gallery
Beyond Human is a series of film screenings at Humber Street Gallery chosen to compliment Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equanipolis. Humber Street Gallery is an Absolutely Cultured project, bringing a vibrant, high-quality contemporary art space to Hull.
ANIARA OMANN: EQUANIPOLIS
Humber Street Gallery
12 October – 29 December 2019
Tue – Sun, 10-6pm
Free, no booking required
Our collective hope for what the future might look like is heavily shaped by both our past and present. Danish artist Aniara Omann considers just this in Equanipolis; a new exhibition of work at Humber Street Gallery.
The two-floor exhibition uses sculpture, textiles and animatronics to explore what the future of humanity might look like. Investigating how our vision of the future is influenced by our experiences with science-fiction film and TV, as well as modern-day social and environmental issues.
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Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.