Filmmakers And Scientists On Searching

The captivating thriller SEARCHING follows a father (John Cho) searching for clues about his missing daughter through her online activity. When it premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, SEARCHING was a huge hit. It won the NEXT Audience Award, and Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, and resulted in the biggest deal at the Festival with Sony Pictures acquiring global rights to the film; SEARCHING is set to open in over 2,500 theaters in August 3. Together with the World Science Festival, the Museum of the Moving Image presented a special advanced screening of the film on May 31. After the screening, neuroscientist Heather Berlin was joined by the film’s writer and director Aneesh Chaganty, the film’s co-writer and producer Sev Ohanian, and NYU Professor Adam Alter to talk about the affects of screen time on the brain and in society. The entire discussion is available to listen to below.

For more, read Sloan Science & Film’s interview with the filmmakers. SEARCHING will be in theaters on August 3.