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We’re excited to introduce the headline stage line up for the Future’s Now Film Festival, Fri 5 & Sat 6 Apr.

Enjoy two-days of free film with a diverse programme curated by 15-20-year-olds, delving into AI, VR gaming, automation, machines, and the societal impact of technological advancements.

Fri 5 Apr: Day One

11.00am Ready Player One (12A)

Rated 7.2 out of 10 on IMDb and with an audience score of over 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, Ready Player One is a virtual reality blockbuster from director Steven Spielberg.

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

2.00pm Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (12A)

Rated an impressive 90% by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, this Japanese time travel comedy truly demonstrates how low budgets can still deliver highly-entertaining and remarkable storytelling.

4.00pm Ex Machina (15)

Rated 7.7 out of 10 on IMDb, Ex Machina is an Academy Award Winner for its special effects. An intense psychological thriller, from acclaimed writer/director Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine), Ex Machina is a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence.

Fri 5 Apr: Day Two

11.00am The Truman Show (PG)

Rated 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb, critically acclaimed The Truman Show is a much-loved classic from 1998 and starring Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank who realises that his world is not quite as real as it he’s been led to believe.

2.00pm Fantastic Machine (15)

Be the first in the country to see Fantastic Machine, a fascinating documentary looking at how our obsession with, and manipulation of, the photographic and filmed image has warped our sense of reality.

4.00pm The Creator (12A)

Rated 7.2 out of 10 on IMDb, against the backdrop of a war between humans and robots with artificial intelligence, a former soldier finds the secret weapon, a robot in the form of a young child.

Dune: Part 2 Festival Special

You could watch this epic science fiction follow up to Dune for free with a screening per day!

The first 30 under 25s can watch Dune: Part 2 for free or, you could pay it for forward by purchasing a £15 ticket and an additional under 25 goes free.