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Directed by Jake Schreier
Rated PG-13 | 89 min | 2011 | USA
Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Robot + Frank features an award winning cast including Academy Award nominee Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon.
Nominee, Best First Screenplay – 2013 Independent Spirit Award and Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize; Sundance Film Festival 2012.
*After the film, join Dr. Stacy Morris Bamberg, director of the U of U BioInstrumentation Lab, for a discussion of her research in developing sensors & instrumentation to measure human mobility.