"It's sweet, it's genuine, it's remarkably not cynical, it's optimistic, and it's absolutely beautiful in what is lacking from so many visions of our future and the way Hollywood sees relationships: Its humanity.” - Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com

“This is a movie you want to reach out and caress, about a man who, like everyone else around him in this near future, has retreated from other people into a machine world.” - Manohla Dargis, New York Times


June 19 & 30 | In the not so distant future, introverted and heartbroken Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is recently divorced, and working as a personal letter writer for strangers. When he installs an operating system, he bonds with its virtual assistant named Sam, who helps him connect with real life in a new way.

Control.Alt.Delete is presented as part of Science on ScreenⓇ - An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION. Look for announcements regarding presentations or discussions with science and technology experts. Full program detail can be found at siskelfilmcenter.org/sos

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