A Fresh Look at „RoboCop“

German spelling rules require a hyphen between science and fiction to make it Science-Fiction. What seems like an unremarkable line, turns out to be more akin to a demilitarized zone of public debate on robots. You better stay away from it. There are the visions of art and literature on the one side, serious science on the other. When both get too close the risk of mental discharge increases dramatically. It’s an area of danger and fear. An area of adventure and excitement.

I talk about it in more detail in my introduction to the screening of „RoboCop“ (Paul Verhoeven, USA 1987)

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:30 p.m. (14:30)

Metropolis, Kleine Theaterstraße 10, Hamburg


See you there,

Hans-Arthur Marsiske

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