Science in the Cinema
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions presents the 2012/ 2013
season of Science in the Cinema - an initiative to help illuminate the science in popular cinema and provide a venue for the general public to learn about current research.
A researcher who works in a related field introduces each film. Following the presentation, the researcher discusses new areas of research related to the science highlighted in the movie with time for audience questions and discussion.
First up is the thriller film 28 Day Later, followed by Happy: Nov 22, The Third Man: Jan 24, Innerspace: Feb 16 & The Necessities of Life: Apr 4.
Admission is free and includes a small popcorn.
Director: Danny Boyle
Four weeks after a rogue virus erupts from a laboratory and spreads throughout the U.K. a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary from zombies with super-human strength. _28 Days Later_ will be introduced by Maya Shmulevitz PhD., a virologist... view more
Director: Roko Belic
Are exams stressing you out? Has the looming holiday season got you grinding your teeth? Science in the Cinema feels your pain! We think it just might be the right time to watch _Happy_ - a documentary film which will... view more
Director: Carol Reed
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investi- gating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime - and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to... view more
Director: Joe Dante
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Science in the Cinema is going to get really, really tiny! _Innerspace_ stars Martin Short as a hapless hypochondriac who battles arch-villains in order to save the life of an astronaut when a secret miniaturization... view more
Director: Benoît Pilon
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Science in the Cinema presents the final film of the 2012-13 season. _The Necessities of Life_ takes the viewer back to the 1950’s to tell the story of an Inuit hunter named Tivii. Diagnosed with... view more