Filmscene

Science on Screen

FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema, is the proud recipient of the competitive Science on Screen® grant. An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Science on Screen® supports recipients efforts to present films that—directly or indirectly—are connected to science.

Previous Screenings

REAL GENIUS

1985 / USA / Martha Coolidge

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

THE BABADOOK

2014 / Australia / Jennifer Kent

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

1982 / USA / Steven Spielberg

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Join tie-dyed lab coat scientists and UI Physics and Astronomy Professor Cornelia Lang after the film as they talk space, life on other planets and, you know, little green men. Interactive and fun for all ages!

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

2017 / USA / Alexandra Dean

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

CHASING CORAL

2017 / USA / Jeff Orlowski

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.