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!

Embrace of the Serpent

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, use him to find the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. 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.