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Science on Screen® – THE MARTIAN

Directed by Ridley Scott
144 min | 2015 | USA | PG-13
Cast: Matt Damon, Aksel Hennie, & Chiwetel Ejiofor
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Pre-film discussion with Professor Sylvia Torti, Associate Professor, Honors College, University of Utah, will speak on plant biology, botany, and soil biology. Her discussion will address whether Mark’s solution is realistic, if it’s possible to grow food in an environment with limited resources essential to farming, and how Earth’s changing climate might necessitate innovation in food cultivation.

From legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) comes a gripping tale of human strength and the will to survive. During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home.

Winner: Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)–2016 Golden Globes; Nominated: Best Motion Picture of the Year–2016 Academy Awards

Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM10:00 PM MDT