Science on Screen

About the Science On Screen series

Attend screenings of outstanding films introduced by noted scientists. Viewings take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA.

Science On Screen Events

  • Big: With Eric Rosenbaum

    Prior to a screening of the comedy classic, MIT researcher Eric Rosenbaum discusses technologies he's developed to amplify our imaginations.

  • This Is Spinal Tap: With Christopher Shera

    Auditory physiologist Christopher Shera discusses the science of sound and hearing in conjunction with the film This Is Spinal Tap.

  • Edward Scissorhands: With Jeremy DeSilva

    Biological anthropologist Jeremy DeSilva discusses a new species of hominin through the lens of the film Edward Scissorhands.

  • Rushmore: With Steven Schlozman, MD

    Through the film Rushmore, psychiatrist Steven Schlozman will illuminate current understanding of the adolescent brain.

  • The Prestige: With Physicist Peter Fisher

    Physicist Peter Fisher discusses Nikola Tesla’s singular legacy and the future of wireless power before a viewing of the film "The Prestige."

  • Se7en

    Join forensic psychiatrist Thomas Gutheil, MD before the film to discuss the psychology of serial killers.

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Analyze the underwater lives of humpback whales through Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home with whale expert Dave Wiley.

  • 8 Mile

    Find out how rappers are able create lyrics off the cuff as Dr. Limb shares what his studies reveal about the neurobiology of creativity.

  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Join us as Dr. Edward Farhi, professor of physics at MIT, unravels the "oddities" of time travel.