An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theater  with
major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre created the 2019 National Week of Science on Screen, coming to Science on Screen® grantee theaters across the nation from Wednesday, March 20, through Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Through Friends of the Cameo, the Cameo Cinema joins 26 Science on Screen theaters in 21 states, all art-house cinemas or museums with film programs, using one of the nation’s favorite pastimes—going to the movies—to promote public understanding of science.

Monday, May 27   5:00 pm


TYLER MCFADDEN, Wildlife Ecologist | Stanford University

"Speeding Extinction and Alteration of the Natural World from Global Warming"

Academy Award-winning Passion Pictures and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important but untold science stories of our time-a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth-from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools-they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be. NR, 84 MIN



2019 Family Film Festival of the Napa Valley

March 23 and March 24


Discover how NASA’s shuttle program has led to its exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart

National Week of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®

Tuesday, March 26 7:45 pm


What if you spent your life looking for
or something that might not exist?


Producer/Director Steve Brown will join Robert McGehee, a PhD candidate in Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Einstein’s vision of gravity has shaped our understanding of the universe for 100 years. Following Nobel Laureates and 6 other physicists, “Chasing Einstein” travels to the LIGO gravity wave detector, the CERN particle accelerator, the underground XENON lab, and telescopes probing the mysteries of Einstein’s paradigm. Will his theory stand the test of time, or will a controversial new theory rewrite the textbooks? NR, 92 MIN

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National Week of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®

Wednesday, March 20 5;00 pm


Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

National Week of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®

Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm


Engineering America’s First Moon Mission:  Jay Trimble NASA Ames Open (Source) Mission Control Technologies;  and Dr. Brandon R. Brown, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of San Francisco and Author, “The Apollo Chronicles”

First Man is the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on
the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969 and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history. PG-13, 138 MIN
Academy Award for Special Effects

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National Week of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®