Science on Screen®: Evidence of Human Influence on the Earth’s Climate & “Don’t Look Up”

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 138 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Join us at The Gem for our FREE Science on Screen Event, Sunday, January 30th, 4-7 p.m. 

4:00-4:30pm: Dr. John Reilly, Evidence of Human Influence on the Earth’s Climate

Dr. Reilly is a Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, and Co-Director, emeritus of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. As an energy, environmental and agricultural economist, he has focused on understanding the contribution of human activities to global environmental change and the effects of environmental change on the economy and society, and solutions to the threats of global environmental change. He holds PhD (1983) and MS (1980) degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS (1978) degree from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Reilly resides in Newry  and is also a ski instructor at Sunday River.

4:30-7:00pm: Don’t Look Up (Rated R) Adam McKay wrote “Don’t Look Up” , a story about a planet-killing comet (and our society’s inability to act collectively to stop it), as a climate-change metaphor. “Critics, audiences, and activists have both savaged and praised the movie, and the backlash has highlighted the difficulty of conveying an urgent message with comedy. Has political satire lost its power? Or has reality become so absurd that it’s now beyond parody?” – The Atlantic. Come watch this film, see what you think and let’s talk after.

A huge thank you to:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

 

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