Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The sensational title “The Truth About Killer Robots” should lure a curious segment of the public to check out Maxim Pozdorovkin’s scary reflections on how far humanity has come in handing over the keys to its automated servants.
As the film points out, robot killings don’t just refer to freak industrial accidents and malfunctioning driverless cars; they grimly extend to the endless loss of people-jobs to automation, which is sending many members of human society into economic hell.
After its Toronto International Film Festival bow, this intriguing, carefully reasoned film should catch a wide audience on HBO in November.
Social and political topics have shone through most of the work of Russian-born, New York-based documentarian Pozdorovkin. “Our New President,” which hilariously recounted the rise of Donald Trump as told by the Russian propaganda machine, won a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and his 2013 “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” was widely appreciated.
“The Truth About Killer Robots” doesn’t have a specific Russian theme or the humor inherent in his films about Trump and Pussy Riot, but it addresses a topic of worldwide concern with the same lively curiosity.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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