Reel Science Film Series: The Matrix
As part of a celebration of the first Balboa Park After Dark event of the summer, we present classic science fiction film, The Matrix, with contextualized and corrective feedback about its scientific themes. The series is a collaboration between The Nat, Digital Gym Cinema, and the Film Geeks San Diego.
A theatrical blockbuster at the time of its release in 1999, The Matrix proved to be a mind-blowing advancement in cinematic visual effects. Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. In addition to amazing effects, the stellar cast, including Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano, helped make The Matrix a modern sci-fi classic.
Introduction and contextualized and corrective commentary will be provided by USD physicist Dr. Daniel Sheehan.
See you there!