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, MAY 13, 7pm

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Rated PG-13 | 91 min | 2013 | USA

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Join us for a post film discussion with Kyle Dawson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah.

Winner - 7 Academy Awards® including Best Director
Winner - Golden Globe for Best Director
Winner - over 50 other awards

TUE, JUN 10, 7pm

Directed by Andrew Stanton
PG | 98 min. | 2008 | USA

Approximately seven hundred years in the future, the Earth is over-run with garbage and devoid of plant and animal life, the consequence of years of environmental degradation and thoughtless consumerism. The surviving humans are living on the spaceship Axiom after vacating Earth centuries earlier. The original plan was for humans to live in outer space for 5 years while cleaning robots, "WALL-Es", prepared Earth for re-colonization. However, after seven hundred years, only one WALL-E remains.

Join us for a post film discussion with Jennifer Watt, Assistant Director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Utah.

Winner - 2009 Oscars - Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Winner - 2009 Oscars - Best Writing/ Original Screenplay

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200