I’ve discussed the recently released robot films already, but there are a few movies coming soon with science or technology themes worth your attention.
The Slingshot documentary, focusing on the water purification device developed by Dean Kamen, should see a limited release sometime in July. More details (and dates for other screenings) are available on the film’s website.
Another documentary coming soon focuses on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (H/T ScienceInsider). Seeds of Time will be released in New York and Los Angeles later this month. It tracks the efforts of Cary Fowler as he works with the Global Crop Diversity Trust to solidify and secure seed stocks for the global seed vault.
The fictional entry in this list is Good Kill, which opened in the U.S. this weekend. The film follows drone operators in the United States as they deal with the fighting they are conducting overseas. It stars Ethan Hawke and is directed by Andrew Niccol, who also directed the film Gattaca about a future society where genetics determines social standing (among other things).