Fondazione Prada’s Cinema program restarts on 19 September 2020 with “Soggettiva Danny Boyle”, a selection of films conceived by the English director, producer and screenwriter.
The screening of the film Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) by Shinya Tsukamoto on Saturday 19 September at 8 pm, will be introduced by a live video talk with Danny Boyle.
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.
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 Saturdays from 19 September 2020 to 16 January 2021, “Soggettiva Danny Boyle” includes 16 films: Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott, Big Hero 6 (2014) by Don Hall, Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott, Computer Chess (2013) by Andrew Bujalski, 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, Tron (1982) by Steven Lisberger, WALL-E (2008) by Andrew Stanton.