Science in the Cinema 2016/2017

Presented by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Science in the Cinema aims to illuminate the science in popular cinema and provide a venue for the public to learn about current research happening in Alberta. Each screening includes a discussion with an Alberta researcher in a related field.

Free admission and free small popcorn


Science: Lars and the Real Girl

  • Mar 23 @ 6:30pm

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Science: How to Train Your Dragon

  • Feb 25 @ 1pm

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Science: Life Itself

  • Jan 12 @ 6:30pm

Life Itself recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that's by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent.

Science: Memento

  • Nov 17 (2016) @ 6:30pm

Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.

Science: Contagion

  • Oct 13 (2016) @ 6:30pm

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

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