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.

One of the shining glories of the American musical, this 1952 feature was fabricated around a collection of old songs written by producer Arthur Freed and brought to bright, brash, and exuberant life by directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.  
Tue, 9/24
Named to the National Film Registry in 2002, this seminal mockumentary from the mind of Christopher Guest (BEST IN SHOW, A MIGHTY WIND) follows “England’s loudest band” trying to work their way back into the spotlight. Smith College Music Department Chair Steve Waksman introduces, discussing the science of sound and the electric guitar.
Wed, 11/6