History of the Future is our popular film series that presents delightfully schlocky, thought-provoking science fiction films from the past 50 years, paired with insights and commentary from big thinkers and experts. Over the past few months, we’ve examined stories about the future—from the 1970s through the early 2000s—to understand our cultural hopes and anxieties for what was to come, and to ponder how accurate those visions turned out to be.
Join us Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm for our last film of the season, the 2013 science-fiction romantic comedy, Her. In this absurdist love story, director Spike Jonze tackles themes of technology, communication, isolation, and free will, anchored by poignant performances from Joaquin Phoenix and an ensemble cast.
The film will be introduced by our own Ed Finn, founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and author of What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing.
Tickets are $8.00, plus applicable taxes and service charges. A limited number of free tickets for ASU students are available on a first-come, first-served basis, courtesy of your Imaginary Friends at CSI. Fill out this form to claim yours. (You must be a currently enrolled ASU student and have an @asu.edu email address to claim a free ticket.)
Be sure to arrive early to take advantage of Majestic Theaters’ dining experience and get your hands on our free, limited-edition History of the Future stickers!