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WELCOME TO
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.

THE BOY WHO
HARNESSED THE WIND

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Doors open at 12:30 pm for Wine Reception,
featuring the wines of Titus Vineyards.

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ANNA BRITTAIN,
Executive Director, Napa Green

BETH NOVAK MILLLIKEN
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

THE BOY WHO
HARNESSED THE WIND

Young William Kamkwamba lives with his family in rural Malawi, where he attends school regularly and shows great aptitude for his studies. Yet after land development and poor weather lead to a meager harvest, famine strikes the village, alarming the community and forcing William to drop out of school when his father (Chiwetel Ejiofor) can no longer afford the fees. Determined to find a way out of the life-threatening situation his family is facing, William sneaks into the school library to research—and soon conspires to build a windmill pump to irrigate the land. Caught between his father’s close-minded skepticism and the difficulty of creating a machine out of bicycle parts and scrap materials, William races against the clock to fight for his community’s survival. This inspiring true story about the powers of science, engineering, ingenuity, and determination is based on Kamkwamba's 2009 memoir of the same name.  There is a wine reception at 12:30pm, featuring the wines of Titus Vineyards. 

clean energy:
we can do it here!

with ANNA BRITTAIN, NAPA GREEN

and BETH NOVAK MILLIKEN,  PRESIDENT AND CEO

SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY
 

How does our community work together for the development of clean energy solutions that meet the social and developmental needs of the Napa Valley?

Q&A following the film with Anna Brittain, the Executive Director of Napa Green and Beth Novak Milliken, CEO and President of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery. 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.  During the month of June, they are hosting Napa Thrives, a series of workshops and symposiums on the transformation, health and resilience initiatives in  viticulture and enology.  Tickets are $10

 

The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen® series awards grants to movie theaters to create enhanced film and scientific literacy, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005 in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.