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Science on Screen®

One of our most popular programs, Science on Screen® creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.  This program initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment - even for the most science-phobic culture vulture!

March 28, 2023 / 5:00 pm
National Evening of Science on Screen


101 mins | Rated TBC | Comedy

Directed by Colin West | Starring Amy Hargreaves, Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn, Gabriel Rush, Katelyn Nacon, Tony Shalhoub

When the host of a failing children's science show tries to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage, a series of bizarre events occur that cause him to question his own reality.

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"A surprising and poignant reflection on what it means to live a fulfilling life, the memories and evocations of which will swell within you long after they’ve passed." — @theplaylistnation

"How to Spend a Month on Mars"
Dr. Pascal Lee


A Wonderfest science ambassador, Dr. Lee is a planetary scientist at the Mars Institute and the SETI Institute, and the director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project, the leading Moon and Mars analog field research project on Devon Island, High Arctic. He is based at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Dr. Lee is internationally known for his research on the Moon, Mars, the moons of Mars, and the future human exploration of these worlds.

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