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SCIENCE ON SCREEN  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Special Guests:  Michael Chuah, PhD Candidate, Biomimetic Robotics Lab
Mechanical Engineering | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

His bio is contained here —

We’ve asked Michael to speak on these topics:

• Advances in the field of robotics
• What will the robots of the future look like?
• A Hopeful Reimagining of Man-Machine Relations

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.


“Frank Langella gives a master class in acting in a movie with bracing humor and a dash of heartbreak – just don’t expect to be wrapped up in a warm and fuzzy cinematic blanket.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Debuting helmer Jake Schreier, screenwriter Christopher D. Ford and a wry and wily Frank Langella all shine in a smart, plausible and resonant film.” -John Anderson, Variety