SCIENCE ON SCREEN



Ciné is proud to participate in this year's SCIENCE ON SCREEN®, 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:

THE POLLINATORS

A cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat.

Tuesday March 10
Reception 7:00-7:30pm
Screening and Discussion 7:30pm

TICKETS

Join us at 7:00 pm for a reception with honey tastings from Dan Long, a Georgia Master Beekeeper and President of Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association. Enjoy appetizers and baklava made with local honey by International Grill and Bar, or try a honey-based cocktail from the cash bar. There will be plenty of beekeepers on site to chat with and be sure to see the teaching and observation hives, and have a selfie taken with the queen bee! We'll move to the theater at 7:30 pm for a brief lecture by Dr. Lewis Bartlett entitled "One bee, two bee, dead bee, doomed bees?"
Dr. Lewis Bartlett is a honey bee and disease biologist with University of Georgia's Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases and the UGA Honey Bee lab. Originally from England, he has been working on honey bees for ten years including in Britain, California, and here in Georgia. He specializes in being a 'bee doctor' by working with beekeepers to understand and treat the diseases and pests that attack their colonies.

Dan Long is an Athens, GA mail order nursery owner who is passionate about beekeeping. He received his Georgia Master Beekeeper certification and is currently the President of Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association and volunteer beekeeper for Sandy Creek Nature Center. Founded in 2010, his Tallassee Highlands Apiary produces honey and promotes beekeeping success through volunteering, lecturing and sharing of skills and knowledge.


THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Thursday March 26
Reception 7:15 pm
Screening and Discussion 8:00pm

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A perfect bowling game is the one true pursuit of Jeff Lebowski. But does he realize the symphony of mechanical and mathematical equations that define the perfect strike? Dr. Craig Wiegert does and he will explain to us the absolute miracle of physics that a perfect bowling game entails, but not before we have a little Wii Bowling fun and some munchies.

The evening starts at 7:15 pm in the Ciné Lab where we'll transform the space with a rug to tie the room together, play Wii Bowling and enjoy nachos. The Ciné Bar will be offering White Russians. At 8:00 pm we'll move to the theater for the film with an introduction, "The Dude’s Perfect Game: How force, velocity and spin combine to create a strike" from Dr. Craig Wiegert, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UGA. This is sure to help us all improve our game.



FANTASTIC FUNGI

Friday March 27
Reception 6:30-7:30pm
Screening and Discussion 7:30pm

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Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”
~ Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

From mycologists to mushroom lovers, our last Science on Screen® event is sure to please everyone. Join us at 6:30 pm for a reception featuring tastings prepared by The National and the CCSD Culinary Arts Program with local mushrooms from UGarden. Collective Harvest is providing some local vegetables and will be on hand for discussion.

Drs. Anthony Glenn (Toxicologist, mycotoxins, USDA) and Marin Brewer (Plant pathologist, UGA) will let us know why mushrooms should be loved and feared with their brief talk, "Fantastic Fungi: friend and foe".