THE SCIENCE OF DECEPTION
SUNDAY | OCTOBER 29 | 2:00 PM | Tickets $15 Adult $8 Student
Friends of the Cameo and 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 Theater with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
We know that the phenomena of cognitive and sensory illusions are responsible for the "magic" of a magic trick—so why does it still work?
Our film, the Oscar-Nominated The Illusionist, blurs the line between truth and illusion in turn-of-the century Vienna. A stage magician uses his magic to win back the great love of his life from a brutal enemy, her fiancé, who is also the powerful crown prince of Austria. The Illusionist (2010) PG | 1h 20min
Special guest for the evening is Robert Strong, who will dazzle you with his dramatic illusions, mentalism, and amazing sleight-of-hand. He has won every award possible for a Magician, and has performed twice at The White House for 2 different Presidents!
Dr. Luigi Anzivino
Dr. Luigi Anzivino, neuroscientist and magician, will demonstrate how the phenomena of cognitive and sensory illusions are responsible for the "magic" of magic tricks. He will be joined by Marc 'Zeke' Kossover, physicist and Co-Director of the Leadership Program at Exploratorium in San Francisco.