Conceiving Ada (1997)
August 3, 2023 12:38 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Emmy Coer (Francesca Faridany), a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace (Tilda Swinton), founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the “difference engine.” Ada’s ideas were stifled and unfulfilled because of the reality of life as a woman in the nineteenth century. Emmy has a plan to defeat death and the past using her own DNA as a communicative agent to the past, bringing Ada to the present. But what are the possible ramifications?

Also starring Timothy Leary, Karen Black.

Directed and co-written by Lynn Hershman-Leeson.

82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Available in its entirety on YouTube. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is one I have not personally seen, but it looks rad so I'll likely watch it tonight.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:03 PM on August 3

"best" quote from the film: "it seems that the uterus is destroyed all that mathematics is just too much
for your body you brought it on yourself all we can do is to make you comfortable"
posted by Sophont at 2:29 AM on August 4

haven't watched this since i saw it at a film festival when it came out. i remember being disappointed at the time but i should revisit it... i bet there's more there than young me could see. i do remember loving Tilda tho thinking they didn't give her much of a script to work with.
posted by kokaku at 3:15 AM on August 4

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