Virtual Screening: In Silico

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present In SilicoScreens online April 30, 2021, through May 29, 2021.

The story of a synthetic human mind as polarizing as its creator.

A young filmmaker sets out to document a brilliant neuroscientist who has become frustrated with his field’s status quo. With time elapsing and millions of dollars on the line, In Silico explores an audacious 10-year quest to simulate the entire human brain on supercomputers. Along the way, it reveals the profound beauty of tiny mistakes and bold predictions — a controversial space where scientific process meets ego, and where the lines between objectivity and ambition blur.

Your ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word.

In Silico
Directed by Documentary Feature | 83 minutes | 2020 | United States
Screens online starting April 30, 2021

Director Noah Hutton joined us for a Science on Screen virtual panel discussion with Werner Herzog, moderated by Molly Webster (Radiolab).