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Teknolust

by Lynn Hershman Leeson

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Eager to use artificial intelligence robots to improve the world, Rosetta Stone (Tilda Swinton), a biogeneticist, devises a recipe for downloading her own DNA into a "live" brew she is growing in her computer. She succeeds in breeding three self-replicating automatons (SRAs) that look human, but were bred as intelligent machines. She names them Ruby, Marinne, and Olive.

To survive, the SRAs need injections of Y chromosomes, found only in spermatozoa. Rosetta programs Ruby to absorb the images and dialogue from famous seduction scenes in classic movies while she sleeps. Ruby acts out these scenes in the real world and shares the resulting "donations" with her sisters. Ruby's evolving contact with the real world introduces her to art, spirituality, and, ultimately, when she meets Sandy (Jeremy Davies), the capacity to fall in love. All of the characters struggle to find meaning in a world where only love can make things real. In the process, they find harmony between the real and virtual worlds.

24P high-definition video converted to 35mm film

 

Stars

Tilda Swinton
Jeremy Davies
James Urbaniak
John O'Keefe
Karen BlackAl
Nazemian S.U. Violet
Josh Kornbluth
Thomas Jay Ryan
Howard Swain
Diana Demar

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Director
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Producer
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Youssef Vahabzadeh
John Bradford King
Oscar Gubernati

 

This film won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for writing and directing

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