Mnemophrenia – Film screening and Q&A

Thu, November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

All of the University of Essex staff and students are cordially invited to the screening of Mnemophrenia, a science fiction drama directed by our Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Dr. Eirini Konstantinidou. The event is open to all University of Essex students and staff. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Dr Eirini Konstantinidou, and with Robin King, one of the main actors. The session will be moderated by Professor Jeff Geiger. Tickets must be reserved on the Eventbrite link below.

If you are unable to attend the screening, we will have a live Q&A on Facebook and Instagram that you will be able to watch and participate in.

Mnemophrenia is about a new psychosis that arises from advanced virtual reality technology, which causes people to be unable to distinguish between real and artificial memories. The film explores how society is affected by and how it adapts to deal with mnemophrenia and the still advancing technology. We see the story unfold over time, exploring how attitudes to Mnemophrenia would differ from person to person and across generations, going from resistance and fear, through acceptance and eventually even using it to our benefit, pushing humanity towards a new evolutionary step.

Mnemophrenia had its World Premiere at the 44th Boston Science Fiction Film festival and won the Festival Director’s commendation award. It will be widely released on Amazon Prime/ Instant Video on 25 October 2019.

“Need your faith in indie films restored? Look no further than Mnemophrenia. Eirini Konstantinidou is someone to watch.” Garen Daly, Director, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival

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