Celebrating V&A Dundee's Hello, Robot


10 January 2020

If you’ve already enjoyed V&A Dundee’s brilliant Hello, Robot. exhibition, there’s another treat in store here are DCA! We're thrilled to present a season of films in collaboration with the design museum, all exploring the exhibition’s themes and starring some of cinema’s iconic robot characters. 

Click here for the full Hello, Robot film line-up, or read on to find out more…

“Robots have long been an important part of cinema storytelling, so we were spoiled for choice for our Hello, Robot. collaboration," says our Director, Beth Bate. It’s a wonderful selection encompassing the comedy and charm that artificial intelligence can bring to the screen, but also the unique moral questions that face us when designing and interacting with robots.”

Joanna Mawdsley, Head of Learning at V&A Dundee, agrees “We are delighted to be collaborating with DCA again on a season of films to complement our current exhibition, Hello, Robot. It’s wonderful to be able to work with partners across the city in this way and ultimately create an even richer experience for our shared audiences.”

Vintage classics

Come along and enjoy vintage classics including Mon Oncle (Sun 12 January), the Jacques Tati comedy where an awkward uncle is baffled by a visit to his brother’s automated home, and 1926 masterpiece Metropolis (Tue 28 January), the famous original poster for which is on display at V&A Dundee.

Techno thrillers

True to his word, Arnie is back in The Terminator (Thu 16 January), the tech-noir thriller that cemented the careers of both Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron. There’s another android antagonist on the loose in Ex Machina (Wed 5 February), with Alicia Vikander as an eerie companion whose abilities – and motivations – are unclear.

Animated adventures

Be sure to bring the whole family for two modern animated classics they'll adore. The Iron Giant is based on Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man and is filled with lots of comic moments as well as thrilling action scenes. Wall-E (Sat 8 February) is the gorgeous Pixar tale about a little robot who finds himself on an intergalactic adventure with an important ecological message.

Plus! The return of a DCA audience favourite

Spike Jonze explores our relationship with mobile technology with Her (Tue 28 January), the story of a lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his phone’s Siri-like assistant, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

You can learn more and book tickets online, or drop into our Box Office.

Not seen the exhibition yet? Don't panic! V&A Dundee’s Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine runs until Sun 9 February. Visit to plan your visit.

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