Users | Women on Top: Legacies of Women in Global Cinema

  • IU Cinema
  • October 12, 2023
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Students $5, General Admission $8

A mother wonders: will my children grow to love their perfect machines more than they love me? Intimate in scope and epic in scale, director Natalia Almada's Users embarks on a cinematic journey into an invisible realm, where it is taken for granted that technological progress will always inspire social progress, and that ever-smarter machines will make humankind ever better. Director Natalia Almada is a MacArthur Genius fellow, two-time recipient of the Sundance Documentary Directing Award, and a former IU Cinema Jorgensen guest. [81 min; documentary; English]

Director Natalia Almada will present a virtual introduction to the film.

"A dazzling documentary about the menacing nature of modern times and the fundamental beauty of cutting-edge progress." — Indiewire

"A science fiction of our time; stunning nonfiction cinema." — Sight & Sound

"Natalia Almada is brilliant. [Users] picks up where Chris Marker left off in relation to what will the future look like." — Amy Taubin

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Users | Women on Top: Legacies of Women in Global Cinema