Science on Screen

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Science on Screen

This series creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.  Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment. This program is a national program run by several individual not-for-profit theater’s across the United States.   Post film discussions are created in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Science on Screen at The Little Theatre Film Society is made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Upcoming films for this Series

This series does not have anything scheduled right now.

Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 10, 2016
Duration: 107min
Rating: R
I ORIGINS, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 19, 2016
Duration: 97m
Rating: R
GET TICKETS HERE In an ordinary suburban house, on a lovely tree-lined street, in the middle of 1970s America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters, whose doomed fates indelibly marked...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 22, 2016
Duration: 109m
Rating: R
This special Science on Screen presentation includes a discussion by Dr. James Cutting, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Cornell University focusing on Hitchcock’s visual techniques to...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 18, 2015
Duration: 99 min.
Rating: R
Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in the hilarious horror comedy, Shaun of the Dead. There comes a day in every man's life when he has to get off the couch... and kill some zombies...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 18, 2015
Duration: 99 min.
Rating: R
Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in the hilarious horror comedy, Shaun of the Dead. There comes a day in every man's life when he has to get off the couch... and kill some zombies...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 20, 2015
Duration: 100 min.
Rating: Not Rated
Lauduree is a 13-year-old loner, passionate about nature and obsessed with ecological disaster. Greta, her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 16, 2015
Duration: 139 min.
Rating: PG-13
Though we have explored the far reaches of the earth and stratosphere, there are places miles beneath the ocean’s surface that have existed in darkness since the beginning of time. Penn State...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 31, 2014
Duration: 92 min
Rating: PG-13
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 10, 2014
Duration: 96min
Rating: PG-13
$5 Special Pricing, February 10th only!  Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for...