Women’s History & Science on Screen
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
March 6, 2019 @ 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business — a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service — with her unreliable sister.
Directed by Christine Jeffs
Written by Megan Holley
Stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin
Presented by screenwriter Megan Holley plus a showing of her short film The Projectionist
Across the Universe (2007)
March 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.
Directed by Julie Taymor
Written by Dick Clement
Stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson
March 13, 2019 @ 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Directed by Dee Rees
Written by Dee Rees
Stars Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Aasha Davis
Introduced By Dr. Liz Canfield-VCU Gender Studies
March 20, 2019 @ 7:15 pm to 10:15 pm
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Written by Jonathan Nolan
Stars Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey and Mackenzie Foy
Special Guest Presenters:
Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Climate and Earth scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia
Dr. Justin Bartel, Astronomer at the Science Museum of Virginia
The Hurt Locker (2008)
March 27, 2019 @ 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Written by Mark Boal
Stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty