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Reel Science Film Series 2019


  • WHEN Multiple dates from May 3 - May 24, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Digital Gym Cinema and San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA
  • AGES Not available
  • COST $9 - $12

San Diego Natural History Museum, Digital Gym Cinema and Film Geeks San Diego present a month-long series that explores scientific themes in cult cinema and provides audiences with the science behind the fiction.

Here’s how it works: cult sci-fi favorites are paired with local scientists for an evening of mind-expanding fun. Guest scientists will contextualize scientific themes explored in the movie by providing corrective commentary – explaining what the filmmakers got right and, in some cases, so very wrong, in portraying concepts from the bleeding edge of scientific inquiry.

Films will shown on Fridays in May, with screenings taking place either at The Nat (1788 El Prado, Balboa Park) or the Digital Gym Cinema (2921 El Cajon Blvd., 92104). Doors for The Nat will open at 5:30 p.m., with food, beer, and wine available to purchase. Doors to the Digital Gym open at 6 p.m. with concessions for sale.

Discussions begin at 7 p.m. and screenings are at 7:30 p.m.

Here's the schedule:

May 3, 2019: "The Fly" with UC San Diego Cognitive Science Instructor Eric Leonardis. At Digital Gym Cinema, find tickets.

May 10, 2019: "The Martian" with Dr. Brian Shotwell, assistant teaching professor of physics at UC San Diego. At the San Diego Natural History Museum, find tickets.

May 17, 2019: "World War Z" with Dr. Meredith Frie, research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. At the San Diego Natural History Museum, find tickets.

May 24, 2019: "Damnation Alley" with Dr. Michael Wall, Vice President of Science and Conservation and Curator of Entomology for The Nat. At Digital Gym, find tickets.

For additional details call 619-230-1938.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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