WALL-E (2008) Courtesy Park Circus/Disney
28 Feb – 31 Jul 2020

Every “Soggettiva” chapter investigates contemporary filmmaking with special conceived screening programs and analyses the biographies, the guilty pleasures and the collateral interests of its author. “Soggettiva Danny Boyle”, a film selection conceived by English director, producer, and screenwriter Danny Boyle.

The program will be introduced with a conversation between the director and Luigi Alberto Cippini taking place at Fondazione Prada’s Cinema on 21 February 2020 at 8.30 pm. The event, followed by the screening of THX 1138 by George Lucas, is sold out.

Danny Boyle presents his current research and study program revolving around the increased presence of automation and the issues of a progressive and unregulated obsolescence in our world. His “Soggettiva” focuses on the current Third Industrial Revolution by presenting titles belonging to the cinema history, where individuals are always facing the challenges of automation and Artificial Intelligence and the alterations originated by an upcoming merge between machines and humans. According to Danny Boyle, “The most important artistic genre for our times is science fiction. The first machine age produced Marx, Engels and Lenin to question the relationship of man and machine in the factories of the Industrial Age. In our second machine age Steve Jobs and Elon Musk warned about privacy and the dangers of AI whilst building their own factories. When machines reproduce their own progeny the third machine age will no longer care for our opinion. Our grasp of what is happening to us is more informed by The Matrix, Her and Ex Machina than by understanding the latest developments in machine learning and genetic engineering.”

Taking place on Fridays from 28 February to 31 July 2020, “Soggettiva Danny Boyle” includes films such as Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott, Big Hero 6 (2014) by Don Hall, Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott, Computer Chess (2013) by Andrew Bujalski, Demon Seed (1977) by Donald Cammell, Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (The Golem: How He Came into the World, 1920) by Paul Wegener, Ex Machina (2014) by Alex Garland, Her (2013) by Spike Jonze, Logan’s Run (1976) by Michael Anderson, Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang, Modern Times (1936) by Charlie Chaplin, Robocop (1987) by Paul Verhoeven, Robot & Frank (2012) by Jake Schreier, The Terminator (1984) by James Cameron, Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) by Shinya Tsukamoto, THX 1138 (1971) by George Lucas, Tron (1982) by Steven Lisberger, WALL-E (2008) by Andrew Stanton, and Westworld (1973) by Michael Crichton.

Two movies realized by English television and film director Alan Clarke (1935-1990) and produced by Boyle for BBC Studios will accompany “Soggettiva Danny Boyle”. Elephant (1989) and Psy – Warriors (1981) by Alan Clarke will be presented in “Origine” section at Fondazione Prada’s Cinema on Sunday 23 February 2020. Introduced by Luigi Alberto Cippini, the two special screenings at 7 pm and 8.15 pm will be free of charge.