Compelling films paired with lively talks 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!
Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget using sabermetrics. Introduction by Dr. Ben Baumer, Statistical and Data Sciences Program, Smith College, and Statistical Analyst for New York Mets 2004 - 2012.
Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm
Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. Introduction by Dr. Chris Dole, Medical Anthropologist, Amherst College.
Friday, November 11 at 1pm
Utilizing special macroscopic photographic techniques, filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou created this fascinating and visually spectacular look at the hidden worlds in the life cycle of an ordinary meadow in France. Introduction by Brian Adams, author and professor emeritus of environmental studies at Greenfield Community College.