Science on Screen
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!
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Science on Screen is presented with support from HilltownFamilies.org.
In a near future, a family reckons with questions of love, connection and loss after their android helper unexpectedly breaks down. Starring Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith and Justin H. Min. Introduction by Salman Hameed, Hampshire College.
During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home. Introduction by Darby Dyar, Mount Holyoke College.
A security guard (Bruce Willis), having been the sole survivor of a high-fatality train crash, finds himself at the centre of a mysterious theory that explains his consistent physical good fortune. Introduction by Michael Barresi, Smith College.
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Professor R. Craig Albertson of UMass Amherst joins us for a live, kid-friendly introduction as part of Science on Screen®, exploring how fish move and other fun facts about life under the sea.