Watch After Yang: Special Talk-Back

Written by: The Exchange

You are invited to join us in celebrating this year’s Sundance Film Festival Sloan Award recipient, After Yang, with a special talk-back featuring director Kogonada and futurist B Cavello from the Aspen Institute and moderated by Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, John Nein. Starring Colin Farrell and Jodie-Turner Smith, the story touches on many of the most controversial moral issues confronting today’s artificial intelligence developers. As we follow their struggle to repair a beloved but malfunctioning family “technosapien” named Yang, we witness their discovery of the surprisingly complex inner life of their android, come to understand the void that his absence creates, and appreciate the questions that provokes. This compelling and affecting film will make for a stimulating conversation.



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