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Science on Screen

FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema, is a proud partner of Science on Screen®. An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Science on Screen® supports recipients efforts to present films that—directly or indirectly—are connected to science.

Previous Screenings

ONE MAN DIES A MILLION TIMES

2019 / USA / Jessica Oreck

A true story, set in the future. About seeds and genetic diversity, about growth and decay, and love and war, about hunger or all kinds.

BIKES VS CARS

2015 / Sweden / Fredrik Gertten

Highlighting conflicts in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels, Bikes vs Cars considers how the bicycle is an amazing tool for change.

STUFFED

2019 / USA / Erin Derham

Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, Stuffed explores the suprising world of taxidermy, where sculptors must also be scientists.

FANTASTIC FUNGI

2019 / USA / Louie Schwartzberg

A descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their powers to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

2019 / USA / Midge Costin

An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery. Presented as part of Science on Screen at FilmScene.