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

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.
Tue, 3/28
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.
Tue, 4/25
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.
Wed, 5/17
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.
Sat, 5/20