Film Series

Science on Screen

 
 
Apr 15, 2013—May 19, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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This ongoing series explores the surprising connections between the movies and real-life science—with experts on hand at each screening to explain it all.

Q&As are moderated by Robert Lee Hotz, the senior science writer for The Wall Street Journal, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University, and president of the Alicia Patterson Foundation. Hotz is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He shared the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting.


 
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Grizzly Man
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
 
Grizzly Man
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
 

Werner Herzog’s gripping documentary chronicles one of the most extreme experiments in human-animal cohabitation ever attempted.

+ Q&A with wildlife journalist Jon Mooallem
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Night of the Living Dead
Mon, May 19, 2014
 
Night of the Living Dead
Mon, May 19, 2014
 

A gruesome plague precipitates a gory zombie uprising in George Romero’s low-budget, taboo-shattering horror milestone, which exploits fears of contagion and infectious disease to profoundly disturbing effect.

+ Q&A with author Sonia Shah
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PAST EVENTS
Film
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 

Michel Gondry’s emotionally fraught, sci-fi-inflected trip down the rabbit holes of memory.

Mon, Mar 31, 2014
 
 
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Inception
 

Bestselling author David Eagleman discusses time perception in this mind-bending thriller.

Mon, Apr 15, 2013
 
 
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Primer
 

Astrophysicist Charles Liu explores time travel in this micro-budget head-trip.

Wed, May 15, 2013
 
 
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
 

Author John Glassie connects this lavish fantasy to delightful pre-scientific notions.

Tue, May 28, 2013