SCIENCE ON SCREEN®
The Cameo Cinema welcomes you to SCIENCE ON SCREEN®'s creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.
An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
DECEMBER 04 2022 | 1:00 PM
GOOD NIGHT OPPY
james webb space
telescope:A New Way to See the Universe
DR. ALEX FILIPPENKO - ASTROPHYSICIST
Dr. Filippenko is the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences and Professor of Astronomy, at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a member of both teams that discovered (in 1998) the accelerating expansion of the Universe, probably driven by "dark energy" -- a discovery that was honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to the teams' leaders. Dr. Filippenko is joining us courtesy of wonderfest.org.
An astrophysicist breaks down what NASA's Webb telescope tells us about our universe. The JWST is just the beginning of a new era in astrophysics and space exploration, and its potential is nothing less than to rewrite the history of the cosmos and reshape humanity’s position within it.
The film tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, dubbed Oppy by her creators and scientists at NASA, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. We follow Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away.
JUNE 19 2022 | 12:30 PM
THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
WE CAN DO IT HERE
ANNA BRITTAIN, Executive Director, NAPA GREEN
BETH NOVAK MILLIKEN, CEO/Vintner
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery
How does a community work together for the development of clean energy solutions that meet the social and developmental needs of the Napa Valley? Napa Green serves as a catalyst and facilitator to grow certified sustainable, responsible businesses committed to the environmental stewardship and climate action in Napa County. They will explore the many ways you can take the first step towards a sustainable Napa Valley.
A boy in Malawi helps save his village from famine by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.
IN FRONT OF
MARCH 22 2022 | 5:00 PM
NATIONAL EVENING OF SCIENCE ON SCREEN
CODA - WINNER 3 ACADEMY AWARDS
SOUND & SILENCE:
ADAPTIVE POWER OF
DR. MELANIE GILBERT
UCSF Sound and Music Perception Lab
A journey deep into sound and silence as we explore the adaptive power of the brain and the impact technological advances can have on individuals with hearing loss.
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
FEBRUARY 6 2022 | 1:00 PM
THE LONELIEST WHALE : THE SEARCH FOR 52
LIVES OF WHALES
DR. STEPHEN PALUMBI
Professor of Marine Sciences, Stanford University
In this awesome family movie event, Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Stanford University Professor of Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment explores "The Secret Lives of Whales" after the award-winning documentary The Loneliest Whale.
THE LONELIEST WHALE is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale.