Weird Science

Want to know more about the science behind your favorite science-fiction films? Check out the Denver Film Society’s Sci-Fi Film Series. This program, produced in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, pairs speculative films with real-life scientists who explain what’s real and what’s not. “This is a great way to bring back these classic films and dig a little bit deeper into how they resonate with us via science,” says Keith Garcia, programming manager for the DFS. “It’s a lot more interesting than going to school.”

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight with Stanley Kubrick’s classic science-fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. After the film, David Grinspoon, the museum’s curator of astrobiology, will lead a discussion of the science. Later installments will delve into other scientific disciplines through films ranging from David Cronenberg’s The Fly to Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys; whether your interest is in film, science or both, this series will deliver.

The 2001 program is at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard; tickets are $15, $12 for DFS and DMNS members. For more information, including showtimes and locations for the rest of the series, which runs through August 8, call 303-595-3456 or visit
Wed., July 11, 2012


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