The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005.
In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to 96 cinemas nationwide. Throughout the academic year, SoS creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages popular culture audience.
The Ragland was pleased to partner with SoS this season and was awarded a grant in the amount of $7,000.00 to aid in the curation of these presentations.
Science on Screen and KCC present Ragland Film Series: “Radium Girls” Sunday, April 18th at 2:00pm
Tickets: $10 Students $2 discount
When mysterious ailments strike a dial painter at American Radium, a dark truth emerges: She is not the first in the watch factory to fall ill. Her sister’s legal fight against the corporation in 1928 launched workplace safety reforms and closer study of the dangers of radioactivity. Radium Girls is a 2018 American drama film directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler and starring Joey King and Abby Quinn. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner serve as executive producers.
Additional show details at: http://rrtheater.org/radium/ or Ragland FB page.
.Join us for a Q&A after the movie! Special guest speakers and nuclear medicine experts Vanessa Bennett and Shirlee Templeton and attorney Rebecca Whitney Smith discuss the ways radiation is used today and the laws that protect workers and consumers from potentially harmful corporate practices.
Science on Screen and KCC present Ragland Film Series:
Sunday, May 16th at 2:00pm
Tickets: $10 Students $2 discount
Songcatcher is a 2000 drama film directed by Maggie Greenwald. It is about a musicologist researching and collecting Appalachian folk music in the mountains of western North Carolina. Although Songcatcher is a fictional film, it is loosely based on the work of Olive Dame Campbell, founder of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, and that of the English folk song collector Cecil Sharp, portrayed at the end of the film as professor Cyrus Whittle. Additional show details at:Additional show details at: http://rrtheater.org/song/http://rrtheater.org/song/ or Ragland FB page.or Ragland FB page.
Join us for a Q&A after the movie! Special guest speakers Chris Smith a Professor, Chair of Musicology, and director of the Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., an Archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive at Texas Tech University, and Anna Dempsey a Professor of Art History at UMass Dartmouth will all be discussing various aspects of music history and composition.
Science on Screen and KCC present Ragland Film Series: “Fantastic Fungi: The magic beneath us.”
Sunday, June 13th at 2:00pm Tickets: $10 Students $2 discount
Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film about the mycelium network that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Narrated by Brie Larson. Additional show details at: http://rrtheater.org/fungi/ or Ragland FB page.
Join us for a Q&A after the movie! *To be determined.