Aaron and Abe, two young engineers dabbling in a side-line entrepreneurial tech project, stumble upon a means to travel through time in Shane Carruth’s ultra low-budget debut, one of a select line-up of films that best represent the line at which science and artistic practice converge - to gloriously cerebral effect.
Carruth (who has a degree in mathematics) applies a rigorously intellectual approach to the concept of time travel, investigating its potential applications and knotty conundrums in a real-world fashion, trusting the audience will keep pace with the often dizzying amount of parallel and alternative realities Aaron and Abe’s time travel device opens up.
This Arts & Science festival screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr Matt Hayler (Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Digital Cultures), Dr Nikk Effingham (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy), and is chaired by Edward Jackson, academic and local history enthusiast.
This screening is presented as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival, a celebration of ideas, research and collaboration running June 2019 – May 2020.
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