Tuesday 5 December at 7pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Blackhat, Michael Mann, 2015, 136m
After a Hong Kong nuclear plant and the Mercantile Trade Exchange in Chicago are hacked by unknown perpetrators, the FBI and their Chinese counterparts grudgingly release convicted hack Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) be released from prison to help with the investigation. As they pursue their quarry, the full threat of the hacker’s conspiracy becomes apparent.
A key Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider, Ferrari) film, Blackhat explores his typical obsessions: the logistics and demands of professionalism balanced against the needs of a heightened emotional life, and lensed in a manner that explores the possibilities of shooting on digital. The film is structured around tracing the relationship between the digital and the physical world, from opening with an imprisoned man and questions of numbers and codes, to globally dispersed physical servers, their environmental needs, and the impact their disruption will have on the world. A thriller about control.
“Pure, hypnotic, mesmerizing style.” Flavorwire
With thanks to Park Circus
As with all our Container screenings, admission is free to all members, and membership can be found at our website container.org.au or at the box office counter on the night. Membership ranges from $30 (six months concession) to $100 (annual regular).