Space  Jam

Roxy Theater Missoula, MT


Alex Bulmahn

Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Montana

Space Jam— Cartoon physics

Physicist Alex Bulmahn explains the physical laws underpinning your favorite classic cartoon gags and exposes the reality behind the ACME Corporation. Beep Beep!

Roxy Theater Missoula, MT

Film Synopsis

Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.

Swackhammer (voiced by Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley. Determined not to be outsmarted, Bugs enlists superstar Michael Jordan to help them have a chance at winning their freedom.

About the Speaker

Alex Bulmahn is lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Montana. Alex arrived in Missoula in the fall of 2010, after completing his doctorate in particle phenomenology at the University of Iowa. At the University of Montana, he has taught classes in introductory physics and astronomy, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, elementary particle physics, and general relativity, and has instructed introductory physics and astronomy laboratories.