A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Note: Replaces scheduled screening of Empire of the Sun
Dir. Steven Spielberg. 2001, 146 mins. Steven Spielberg’s monumental production of Stanley Kubrick’s unrealized science-fiction dream project is a bold, humanistic vision that pays tribute to Kubrick’s aesthetic while also remaining a quintessential Spielberg film. This high-tech Pinocchio story—about a robot child (a brilliant Haley Joel Osment) on a quest to become a real boy after being abandoned by his adopted parents—is one of Spielberg’s most challenging and visually astonishing films, featuring one unforgettable sight after another.