SCIENCE ON SCREEN



Ciné is proud to participate in this year's SCIENCE ON SCREEN FILM SERIES, a grant initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, that creatively pairs current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.  See below for this year's lineup of films and events:

FIRST MAN

WEDNESDAY MARCH 20

RECEPTION:  With snacks provided by Marti's At Midday.

GUEST SPEAKER:  W. Keith Campbell, PhD, Professor of Psychology atUGA, will give a brief lecture on psychological resilience and society's frontrunners.

ABOUT THE FILM:  Winner of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, this riveting story from Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle focuses on Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and the decade leading to NASA's historic Apollo 11 flight in 1969, the first manned mission to the moon. Based on the book by James R. Hansen, this visceral and intimate account explores the triumphs and the cost — on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself — of one of the most dangerous missions in history.  TRAILER & MORE



WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

THURSDAY MARCH 28  |  5:30p -or- 7:00p


CHEF'S TASTING RECEPTION:  With Peter Dale from The National, Homero Elizade from Home.Made, and Joseph Houston from The Foundry, who, along with Emmanuel Stone and students from the Culinary Arts Program at the Athens Community Career Academy, will showcase how to utilize ingredients that are typically thrown out or disregarded to create a great meal.

COMMUNITY EXPO:  Information and demonstrations from community partners in food redistribution and waste recycling, including: UGA Family and Consumer Sciences with Cooperative Extension, Let Us Compost, Grow It Know It, UGArden, and Campus Kitchen.

GUEST SPEAKERS:  Following the film screenings, Kristen Baskin, CEO of Let Us Compost, and Brad Turner, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, will present a brief lecture entitled "Soil and Soul."

ABOUT THE FILM:  This documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. See how some of the world’s most influential chefs -- including Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien -- make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. TRAILER & MORE

THE BARKLEY MARATHONS:
THE RACE THAT EATS ITS YOUNG

THURSDAY APRIL 4

RECEPTION:  With snacks provided by Marti's At Midday.

GUEST SPEAKERS:  S. Kris Braman, PhD, UGA Entomology Professor and Head will give a brief lecture on "Insects and Graceful Exits." Following the screening, filmmaker Annika Iltis will join in a Q&A via video conference.

ABOUT THE FILM:  Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray’s historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. The race’s co­founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable, and irresistible a character as the idiosyncratic event he has created. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and treacherous terrain, the Barkley has gained cult­like status with ultra­runners and amateurs alike. This award ­winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary invites you to the sports world’s most guarded secret; where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60. TRAILER & MORE