Science in the Cinema 2017/2018

Presented by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Science in the Cinema film screenings shine a light on science in popular culture. Providing a fun and engaging venue for learning about health research and innovation at the University of Alberta, each screening is followed by a hosted Q&A session with invited expert respondents.

Free admission and free small popcorn.

 

Science: Concussion

  • Mar 15 @ 6:30pm

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Science: Hotel Transylvania

  • Feb 17 @ 1pm

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.

Science: Side Effects

  • Jan 18 @ 6:30pm

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Science: The Madness of King George

  • Nov 16 (2017) @ 6:30pm

A meditation on power, and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III (now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder).

Science: Fed Up

  • Oct 12 (2017) @ 6:30pm

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry—far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized.

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