The Coolidge Corner Theater’s Science on Screen program creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult and documentary films with introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film serves as a catalyst for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances. The Sloan Foundation partnered with the Coolidge Theater to expand the Science on Screen program to non-profit cinemas across the country. One of the three films programmed by each theater per season is a film that has been supported by the Sloan Film Program, providing a unique distribution platform for Sloan films.
Science & Film hosts a list of the award-winning films from which theatres can program, and a running list of those theaters with Science on Screen programs with information and links to buy tickets to upcoming screenings. Screenings that have been announced and will play in early 2016 are:
Teller's TIM'S VERMEER with a presentation by University of Michigan professor of physics Tim Chupp on Tuesday, January 19 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Orson Welles’s F FOR FAKE which will be introduced by Richard Newman, Head of Scientific Research at the MFA on Monday, January 25 at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Shane Carruth's PRIMER with an introduction by a noted scientists to be announced that will take place Wednesday, January 27 at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Alfonso Cuaron's CHILDREN OF MEN with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Halina Wiczyk talking on Wednesday, February 17 at the Amherst Cinema in Amherst, Massachusetts.
At the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, Maine three films with speakers to be announced are: Roman Polanski's CHINATOWN on Tuesday, February 9; Andrew Bujalski's COMPUTER CHESS on Tuesday, March 22; and Andrei Tarkovsky's SOLARIS on Tuesday, April 26.
The introductions by scientists preceding each screening will soon be available to watch independently of the films on a dedicated Science on Screen website. Keep checking Science & Film for listings.