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  • Spike Jonze


  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Amy Adams
  • Scarlett Johansson

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

In the near future, a sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) forms an unlikely bond with a new operating system that has the capacity to develop into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets the voice behind the OS1, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). Though friends initially, the relationship soon deepens into love. Nominated for five Academy Awards, this film marks director-producer Spike Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut.

Past Programs


Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test

Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Consequences of Emerging Technologies

Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN


Designing Smarter Machines

Enzian Theater, Maitland, FL


Is artificial intelligence feasible?

The Nickelodeon, Columbia, SC