The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, February 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Hackers (MGM/UA, 1995)
In 1988, Dade “Zero Cool” Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) is an 11-year-old computer hacker responsible for causing a 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange in a single day and is forbidden from touching a computer until his 18th birthday. Fast forward seven years: Dade has become “Crash Override,” and finds himself helping a group of young hackers — including Kate “Acid Burn” Libby, played by Angelina Jolie — who are being framed for the cybersecurity crimes of an evil hacker named The Plague. Foreshadowing the climate that produced Wikileaks and the popularity of such television shows as Mr. Robot, this 1995 film caught and held the attention of a movie going public at a time when technology was not yet mainstream and the Internet was only a handful of years old. Hackers will be introduced by students from New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program in conjunction with their annual visit to the Packard Campus for a week of training. Rated PG-13. 35mm archival film print, 105 min.
NOTE: The Packard Campus Theater will be closed on Feb. 14 and 15th.
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