Presented by the National Film and Sound Archive, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and ANU Humanities Research Centre.
Science, art and film are among the most powerful cultural institutions we have developed to understand, shape and envision our world.
Screening monthly for free at Arc Cinema, Science. Art. Film. is a series that uncovers wacky, weird and wonderful facets of science and art in films.
Films are screened in discussion with artists and Australian National University (ANU) scholars from different disciplines.
Wednesday 28 February 2024, 6pm
Jaws has indelibly shaped the way many of us view sharks. The great white from Steven Spielberg’s early masterpiece has become one of the most enduring and frightening villains in thriller history.
Wednesday 27 March, 6pm
In Black Orpheus, Marcel Camus reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, setting this romantic tragedy in Rio Di Janeiro admist the festivities of Carnival.
Wednesday 17 April, 6pm
In a post-apocalyptic world, teenage bio-hacker Vesper is presented with a chance to save her struggling community if she can find a way to cultivate a precious discovery of seeds.
Wednesday 15 May, 6pm
In this Christopher Nolan science-fiction epic, Matthew McConaughey leads as Cooper who, in the wake of ecological collapse on Earth, must pilot a team in search of a suitable alternate planet.
Wednesday 5 June, 6pm
In this sci-fi action drama from Neill Blomkamp (District 9), a stolen police robot – dubbed Chappie – receives artificial intelligence, develops sentience and needs to choose between sides.