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Science On Screen Tuesday: Don't miss Cormac McCarthy's The Road, presented by Ole Peters

Jan. 17, 2014 9:28 a.m.

The popular Science On Screen series continues Tuesday, January 21, in Santa Fe with SFI External Professor Ole Peters presenting The Road, directed by John Hillcoat and adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Hear his interview on the Julia Goldberg morning radio show (9 minutes, January 17, 2014)

Cormac McCarthy’s uber-dark, heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic tale is translated to the screen in unforgettable fashion. Viggo Mortenson, Charlize Theron, and Kodi Smit-McPhee play members of a family in a world where survival can be the only goal. In his introduction to the film, Peters will discuss issues of time, possibility, and alternate realities.

The show begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe. Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and prices, call the CCA Box Office at 505-982-1338.

The Science On Screen series is a collaboration between SFI and the CCA. During each showing, an SFI scientist presents a favorite film, offering personal perspectives and insights from the world of science. It's an idea-rich spin on the movies.

SFI and CCA have presented 12 Science on Screen events since 2012. (Watch the 4-minute event trailer for Groundhog Day with Murray Gell-Mann, screened May 17, 2012, at the CCA.)

See the schedule of all upcoming SFI community events here.

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Past SFI-CCA Science On Screen events:

Dr. Strangelove with Clio Andris, October 28, 2013

Zardoz with Doyne Farmer, August 20, 2013

Sneakers with Simon DeDeo, May 8, 2013

Never Cry Wolf with Paula Sabloff, March 13, 2013

Primer with Cris Moore, February 6, 2013

The Gods Must Be Crazy with Murray Gell-Mann, December 13, 2012

Raiders of the Lost Ark with George Gumerman, November 28, 2012

Memento with Chris Wood, October 17, 2012

Groundhog Day with Murray Gell-Mann, May 17, 2012

Future cities with Geoffrey West, April 26, 2012

Blade Runner with Nathan Collins, March 29, 2012

WarGames with Simon DeDeo, March 8, 2012

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