The Creator London Premiere
20:30 Mon 7 Jan 2013
Al and Al: The Creator
Join LSFF for a screening of The Creator, a beautiful and surreal film by award-winning British filmmakers AL and AL, which follows Thinking Machines from the future on a mystical odyssey to discover their creator: legendary computer scientist Alan Turing. Decades ago, Turing famously asked, â€˜Can machines think?â€™ and ever since, the notion of computers exceeding human intelligence has transfixed researchers and popular culture alike.
There will be an introduction to Alan Turing by John Agar, Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology at UCL, to explore Turing’s ideas about the human spirit, the nature of consciousness and, ultimately, the development of the computer.
AL and AL
AL and AL are British film Writers, Directors and Producers. Since 2001 the duo have created an award winning body of films which have screened internationally in film festivals, gallery exhibitions, site specific installations, concert hall performances and on television. In 2008 AL and AL premiered their first solo exhibition at the FACT gallery, and have toured to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, and the Museum of Modern Art Antwerp and have subsequently been awarded the Liverpool Art Prize.