STARTS STREAMING FRIDAY, APRIL 30 for $12
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 45/55. You can watch In Silico for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
This film is screening as part of our Science on Screen series, made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.
“A fascinating window into the trouble grandiose research projects and grandiose personalities can generate.” – Nature
The provocative new film In Silico follows a young filmmaker who embarks on a wildly ambitious 10-year project documenting a visionary neuroscientist’s quest to digitally recreate a functional human brain on supercomputers. With unprecedented access to the inner workings of a multimillion-dollar scientific project led by Henry Markram and a roster of characters that involves a “who’s who” of neuroscience, the documentary reveals the profound beauty of tiny mistakes and bold predictions – a controversial space where scientific process meets ego, and where the lines between objectivity and ambition blur. It also explores the fundamental question: can human beings ever distill that which makes us who we are through technology? (Dir. by Noah Hutton, 2020, USA, 83 mins., Not Rated)
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.