Science Movie Night

Main Library

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  • Science Movie Night

Great films. Great science. Great discussions.
The 2nd Tuesday of every month, join us for free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library. All films begin at 7pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah's Science Movie Night webpage for more information.


TUE, AUG 12, 7pm

Directed by Ishirõ Honda
Not Rated | 96 min. | 1954 | Japan
Japanese dialogue, English subtitles

A 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster reptile with radioactive breath is revived, thanks to American nuclear weapons testing. It goes on a mad rampage, destroying Tokyo—can it be stopped? Should it be killed?

Join us for a post-film discussion with Dr. Nicola Barber, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center. Barber has applied genetic and cell biological approaches to understand how DNA is accurately transmitted to eggs and sperm. She currently is applying her background as a research scientist to genetics and evolution education. Dr. Barber will discuss mutation and the genetic implications of radiation exposure. She'll also highlight some interesting organisms that, like Godzilla, are remarkably resistant to radiation or have adapted to use radiation as a source of energy.

Winner - Special Effects - Japan Movie Association Awards (1954)

Nominated - Best Picture - Japan Movie Association Awards (1954)

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Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200