When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case.
Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter.
Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit, and sinister family secrets, all tangled up in municipal corruption and the Los Angeles water supply.
Science on Screen: Compelling films paired with lively talks by experts in science, technology and medicine.
Speaker: Dr. Anita Milman, Dept of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst. Dr. Milman studies environmental governance, with a focus on water resources in the context of global change. Her current projects look at the role of science in the management of internationally shared rivers, the implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and adaptation to extreme flood events.
Topic: Dividing the Waters – Water resources in the context of global change: Sharing, competition and innovation during times of abundance and scarcity.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.