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Science as Art & Science in Film
May 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $15
Join us at a unique new museum in Chicago’s Loop for an inspiring evening exploring science as artworks and as storytelling through film. The National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago is designed to promote knowledge of health and medicine and to encourage scientific research and innovation enhancing access to scientific data through large-scale digitization projects. (Image above: Rex Twedt, Augmented Reality App of Hand.)
Tickets: $10 in advance/ $15 at door, includes art exhibit, film screenings and refreshments. Reserve seats here.
Experience an art exhibit featuring award-winning images from the National Science Foundation and Northwestern University scientific images contests. Enjoy refreshments as you roam a gallery of high-definition monitors displaying beautiful images with interesting scientific backstories.
6:30 – 8:30pm
We will screen two films (full-length 90 min. and 18 min short) from the Chicago-based 137 Films, documentary filmmakers who specialize in promoting science through storytelling on film. A Q&A with Clayton Brown and Monica Ross, Directors & Producers, will follow the screenings.
“The Believers” – 25 years ago they said they could save the world with cold fusion. Some people still believe them. Watch the trailer here.
“This Has Been to Space” – When 25 kids launch a weather balloon to the edge of space, expect the unexpected. Watch the trailer here.