The world is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found salvation in the OASIS...
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline
Price: £7, £6 concessions, £5 SJT+ cardholders
Standing for Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulator, OASIS is a safe space for those suffering on planet Earth in 2045. Pollution, corruption, and rampant overpopulation have made the planet unbearable for many of its citizens, leading to the virtual reality system becoming a welcome escape for many. One of the players of this mass-game is Wade Owen Watts, who goes by the pseudonym Parzival in the alternate reality.
Following the death of OASIS creator, James Halliday – aka Anorak – Wade discovers a challenge entitled Anorak’s Game, wherein an Easter Egg is available which grants the winner a multi-billion dollar fortune and ownership of the OASIS system. Wade teams up with a selection of other plucky players to try and locate the Easter Egg, but face a challenge in the form of corporation Innovative Online Industries, who seek out the Egg for their own gains. Ready Player One is an adaptation of the seminal novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, who worked on the script.
Captioned screening: Wednesday 23 May, 7.45pm
21 May 2018, 7.45pm
22 May 2018, 7.45pm
23 May 2018, 7.45pm
1 June - 7 June 2018
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