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Will a Robot Be Your Friend? Movie Screening & Science Talk

will a robot be your friendKen Goldberg2012's "Robot and Frank" charmed and challenged moviegoers with the story of a robot that befriends an aging cat burglar, played by Frank Langella. Wonderfest and Variety Children's Charity are teaming-up to present a special screening of "Robot and Frank" along with affectionate commentary by UC Berkeley EECS professor Ken Goldberg.
The beautiful little "Variety Preview Theater" will open its doors at 6:30pm, and the movie will begin at 7:30. Free popcorn will abound; drinks and candy will be available. Following the movie, Prof. Goldberg will describe the current state of robotics and artificial intelligence.

*** Seating is limited; purchase tickets to guarantee seating ***

Will a robot -- someday soon -- be your friend? Come explore with us!

TITLE: Will a Robot Be Your Friend?

SPEAKER: Prof. Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
Robot and Frank <>

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30)

WHERE: The Variety Preview Room Theater, The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor, 582 Market Street at 2nd & Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104
Reception lounge and plush theater seating for 49 (maximum)
SERVING: Cash bar and candy for sale; FREE popcorn
BENEFITTING: Wonderfest & Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

ADMISSION: $20 per person

BENEFITTING: Wonderfest & Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I purchased a ticket, but unfortunately I now have a schedule conflict. I am happy to give my ticket up if there is a way to do this. Email me at [masked]

    March 23, 2013

    • Eric

      Hi Katie, I replied via email.

      March 25, 2013

  • Mike

    Gee, wanted to go, but it's sold out. Well have fun, looks like a great group

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Eric

      Sorry, Mike.

      March 25, 2013

  • Tucker H.

    On getting to the Variety Preview Theater tomorrow evening ...

    SF's Montgomery Street BART Station is just a few paces from the Hobart Building (at 582 Market Street) where you'll find the theater on the 1st floor -- street level.

    If you drive, then I see two parking options: (A) Look for street parking (this turns out to be feasible right after 6:00 PM -- when the meters stop being enforced); or (B) Park in a nearby parking garage: Here's a good SF garage guide <>;. Since I am a parking coward, I will recommend two garages that are definitely big, safe, cheap*, and open, but that will make you walk 4-5 blocks:

    (1) "Fifth & Mission" <>;

    (2) "Sutter/Stockton" <>;

    I suggest arriving no later than 7:00pm.

    - Tucker

    March 22, 2013

  • Eric

    Hi All, I'm glad to say the event is Sold Out. Enjoy!

    March 21, 2013

  • Eric

    Hi all, the ticket site was previously linking to the wrong place. Here's the actual link:

    Please join us!

    March 7, 2013

  • Ivette

    Wow! Very interesting.

    1 · February 23, 2013

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  • Tucker H.
    Wonderfest Exec Director, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
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