In the first instalment of this cult-classic series, The Matrix offers a kinetic explosion of visually dazzling cyber adventure with flawlessly integrated special effects and animation. It tells the story of Thomas Anderson — aka Neo — a computer programmer led to fight an underground war against powerful computers who have constructed his entire reality.

After the screening, a talk led by Naja Later will explore identity, social metaphor and the ritualisation of “coming out”. Naja Later is an academic tutor at Swinburne. They have a PhD in 21st-Century American horror movies and their relationship to terror culture, and have published research on superheroes, monsters, and transmedia storytelling.

6.15pm – doors
6:30pm – film starts
8.46pm – film concludes
9.15pm – talk commences
10.15pm – talk concludes

The Matrix: Courtesy of Roadshow.
M (Science fiction themes, action violence and coarse language)

*This screening is part of The Future on Film series, hosted at The Capital throughout narrm ngarrgu | MKW.

Other screenings include:
Future on film: World on a Wire
Future on film: Strange Days