Friday, February 21, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.,
FilmScene (118 E College St, Suite 101, Iowa City)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

Presenters: Andrew Forbes, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology; Joe Jalinksy Graduate student in Biology

Science on Screen® has enhanced scientific literacy through the power of film. For the second year, FilmScene is thrilled to join over 35 theaters nationwide to present Science on Screen, with a six-film program in 2019 exploring space, germs, genetics, agriculture and more! Each Science on Screen event includes dialogue with experts in the field to enhance our understanding of the science in the cinema. Science on Screen® is an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Film Synopsis: When inventor Seth Brundle tests his new teleportation device on himself, a housefly slips in to the machine, causing man and insect to merge. When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly's cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle's girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster. Watch the trailer.

FREE! Tickets available at the FilmScene on the Ped Mall box office one hour before showtime.

This talk is part of the 2020 Iowa City Darwin Day celebration of science. See iowacitydarwinday.org for more details.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.