Still from Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound (1945)
“Science on Screen” is a nation-wide film series that promotes scientific literacy through classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary film screenings accompanied by lively talks by scholars and scientific and medical practitioners. The films are used as fun and accessible jumping-off points for scientists and experts to introduce contemporary research and new technologies to movie lovers across the United States.
“Science on Screen” is organized by Boston-area’s Coolidge Corner Theater, a nonprofit association dedicated to building community through film culture. The series is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a New-York-based organization that provides grants to projects that bring educational programs about science and technology to the general public. Fifty-seven theaters currently participate, including Austin’s own AFS Cinema!
The next AFS “Science on Screen” event will be a screening of Stumped, followed by a Q&A with director Robin Berghaus and Dr. Richard Freeman, the Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs at Dell Medical School.