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AAAS Science and Film Showcase

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.

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

When extraordinary doctors and activists work to save lives in a rural Haitian village, their project turns into a global battle.

Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

In the near future, in a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.

Icarus

Icarus

When American filmmaker and cyclist Bryan Fogel plunges into a vast doping operation involving a Russian scientist—now Putin's most-wanted whistleblower—the two realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

A team of African American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

Burden of Genius

Burden of Genius

The story of Dr. Thomas Starzl, the first surgeon to successfully transplant a liver, and his journey from medical renegade to father of transplantation.

The Twinning Reaction

The Twinning Reaction

An inside look at the dangers of medical arrogance and the enduring bonds of twinship, the film follows a tragic 1960s human research experiment that separated identical twins in infancy and secretly studied their lives as they grew up unaware of their siblings.

Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences

Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences

An enthralling live performance piece that explores a wide range of science and astronomy-related topics, combining enchanting visuals, mesmerizing lectures, and brilliantly catchy songs.

Sky Glow

Sky Glow

Through the use of over three million photographs, this documentary time-lapse beautifully depicts the unsettling damage urban light pollution is having on astronomy, nocturnal animals and insects, and star-gazing.

At the Fork

At the Fork

An omnivore grapples with the moral aspects of farming animals for food and explores what goes on at a large-scale American farm.

How to Build a Time Machine

How to Build a Time Machine

Two men pursue lifelong fantasies in very different ways, both inspired by H.G. Wells' classic novel The Time Machine. 

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Physicist and chemist Marie Curie struggles for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th-century France.

Arrival

Arrival

After twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, a linguist recruited by the military races to decipher the aliens' language and intentions before fear leads to war.

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

The true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who defies convention and disapproval to train and compete as an eagle hunter, a tradition that has been handed down from father to son in nomadic Kazakh families like hers for 2,000 years.

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

Call of the Forest

Call of the Forest

A documentary about scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger, who believes that the enchantment and restoration of the global forest provide can provide answers to climate change and other modern dilemmas.

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines the past, present, and future of the Internet and how it affects human interaction and modern society.

Zero Days

Zero Days

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the US and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Life, Animated

Life, Animated

A coming-of-age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship, and brotherhood.

The Destruction of Memory

The Destruction of Memory

The war against culture, and the battle to save it.

Bugs

Bugs

Will eating insects save our Earth? A chef and a food lab researcher go globe-trotting to investigate edible insects.

Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival

Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival

An insightful glimpse into the thoughts of a contemporary feminist and revolutionary science historian Donna Haraway.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

A true story based on the life of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Professor G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite the latter’s lack of formal training and education.