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Science on Screen

FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema, is a proud partner of Science on Screen®. 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

GRAVITY

2013 / UK + / Alfonso Cuaron

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them stranded in space. Film preceeded by a “physics roast” hosted by the University of Iowa’s Society of Physics Students!

SCIENCE FAIR

2018 / USA / Cristina Costantini +

Nine high school students from disparate concerns of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named “Best in Fair.” See the film and then meet local student science fair stars and learn about their projects at FilmScene’s Lobby Science Fair! FREE!

FAR FROM THE TREE

2018 / USA / Jamila Ephron +

Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways. Co-director Jamila Ephron in attendance!

CONTAGION

2011 / USA + / Steven Soderbergh

Heathcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to a find a cure.

HIDDEN FIGURES

2016 / USA / Theodore Melfi

Free soul food dinner and film with NASA astronaut Jeanette J Epps! Hidden Figures tells the story of a team of female African-American methematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.