Science on Screen

Unexpected pairings of current, cult and documentary film with lively introductions by experts in science, technology and medicine.

Each film is a jumping off point for discussion by a compelling speaker, offering opportunities to explore and think about science in new ways. The perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment!

28 DAYS LATER (2002)

Wednesday, November 18 @ 7:00pm

Animal rights activists free a group of infected chimpanzees to horrifying results in this speculative sci-fi horror effort from director Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE).

SPEAKER: Dr. Robert L. Dorit, evolutionary biologist and professor of Biological Sciences at Smith College

TOPIC: Why are we still alive? Bacteria, viruses and parasites have evolved myriad ways to exploit the human species, and yet we are still here. Using recent examples, we'll explore the threats we face from infectious diseases, and talk about current and future strategies to ensure our continued survival.