Demon Seed 15

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This film was last shown on 21 February 2018

Dr Alex Harris (Fritz Weaver), a gifted computer scientist, has created an advanced artificial intelligence he calls Proteus IV – a brilliant synthetic mind that he hopes will aid medical research and cure human afflictions. But Harris did not predict that his creation would develop an intellect far beyond human capabilities, or that it would begin to question its programmer. Proteus soon becomes obsessed with Harris' wife, Susan (Julie Christie), and uses her as a tool to help it take shape in the physical world. Like 1975's The Stepford Wives before it, Demon Seed uses the robot trope to question patriarchy.


Donald Cammell
91 mins
Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Julie Christie


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