AAAS Science and Film Showcase
Meet the scientists and filmmakers behind five award-winning science films at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2016 Science Film Showcase. The event features clips from each film, conversation with the filmmakers and scientists, and audience questions.
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
One year in the life of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland illuminates the joys, complexities, and contradictions of living close to the land in the modern age.
Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow
A look at NASA's role in the US and for the planet, celebrating past accomplishments, investigating current initiatives, and surveying future plans.
Ace in the Hole
An amoral newspaper reporter washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting headlines.
Adam, a lonely man with Asperger syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor Beth.
In Roman Egypt toward the end of the fourth century AD, a slave turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of finding freedom while also falling in love with his master, the great female astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria.
Ailo: Une Odysée en Laponie (Ailo: A Reindeer's Journey)
Ailo, a newborn reindeer, embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.
"Do we have the courage to face the realities of our time and allow ourselves to feel deeply enough that it transforms us and our future?" Director Chris Jordan gives his answer in this gorgeous chronicle of environmental tragedy, recounting the decimation of a population of albatross by the plastic refuse littering its habitat.
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
Through his nonprofit organization Music & Memory, Dan Cohen advocates for the use of music therapy for dementia patients.
A journey from the halls of Cambridge to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger.
A US secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Two con artists are forced to help the FBI entrap a corrupt politician.
An Inconvenient Truth
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on a lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
A National Geographic film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest — and deadliest — snake.
Andy Irons: Kissed by God
Three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons struggles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction.
As rising sea levels threaten to destroy the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, President Anote Tong works to bring the immediate threat of climate change to the attention of the international community.
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar System, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Antarctica: A Year on Ice
A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth.
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.