On Monday, March 31, the Science on Screen program has a national night of screenings. Seventeen different theaters will screen a variety of films with science and technology informing the themes and/or plots of the films. Relevant experts will present the film, and in some cases, participate in a panel discussion.
This is a new program for Science on Screen, which is a partnership between the Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation. The program has been around for nearly nine years, and offers grants to art-house theaters to present three science-oriented films (including one supported by the Sloan Foundation) during the 10 months of the grant. Many of the participating theaters on Monday night have received grants from Science on Screen. If you know a theater that might be interested, the deadline for this year’s program is July 16.