Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Friday, March 24, 2017
9:30 PM–11:30 PM
2004, Michel Gondry, USA, 108 min.
Introduced by mind scientist Liza Solomonova
Jim Carrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who discovers that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain through an experimental medical procedure. He decides to undergo the same procedure—only to have second thoughts after it’s too late.
“Don’t expect anything standard-issue from this uniquely funny, unpredictably tender and unapologetically twisted romance.”
About Cabaret Cinema: Perception
Can the truth truly be trusted? Is it objective or rather tinted by our experience and memories? Perhaps there is no better medium with which to explore these questions than the illusory cinema. In that pursuit we have invited scientists to introduce films that potently demonstrate that much of our perception is clouded by the distorted lens of our assumptions and desires.
About the Introducer
Liza Solomonova is an interdisciplinary scientist working at the intersection of cognitive science, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Montreal and is a researcher at the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine and at the Neurophilosophy Lab at McGill University. She is an affiliated research scientist at YHouse, a nonprofit institute conducting cutting-edge research on the nature of awareness.
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