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Science & Cinema — WALL-E
October 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 - $10
Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special series of film screenings dedicated to diving into the science behind some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters. These educational and entertaining events combine science and cinema to delve into the reality and science behind the silver screen. For each of these screenings The Field Museum will bring science professionals and lecturers to the Music Box Theatre to introduce the films and provide a forum for discussion following the film. So grab your notebook for this amazing series that partners two great Chicago Institutions!
Gattaca – Sunday, September 20th at 1:30pm
WALL-E – Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00pm
Creature From The Black Lagoon – Sunday, November 15th at Noon
WALL-E –Presented with Abigail Derby Lewis, Conservation Ecologist
Abigail Derby Lewis began her professional career as a biological anthropologist studying primate behavior and comparative ecology. This path allowed her to live and work in some of the most biodiverse and threatened regions in the world, and fostered a profound and personal interest to become involved in applied research initiatives that contribute to sustainable management and environmental policy in a meaningful way. The transition to working on climate change impacts to biodiversity in the Chicago Wilderness region was a natural progression that grew from her graduate work on human-wildlife interactions. A main goal of her current work is to help build and renew positive relationships between people and the environment as sustainable partnerships that communities are empowered to create and continue.
Tickets are $10 each (For WALL-E only, $5 for children 12 & under)
Directed by Andrew Stanton; starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight
WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he’s more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE, a sleek and adventurous probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.