The popular Science On Screen series continues Tuesday evening, August 20, in Santa Fe with SFI External Professor Doyne Farmer and Zardoz.

Sean Connery stars as Exterminator Zed in a postapocalyptic future featuring a flying stone head, revered as a god but with murderous intent, and two classes of inhabitants leading very different lives. Farmer will illuminate John Boorman's 1974 sci-fi cult classic from his unique perspective as a physicist, complexity theorist, and "rogue economist."

Listen to Farmer's interview on the Santa Fe Radio Cafe (20 minutes, August 20, 2013)

The show begins at 7:00 p.m. at the 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.

Science On Screen is a collaboration of SFI and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Santa Fe. 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 presented seven Science on Screen events in 2012. (Watch the 4-minute 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.


Past SFI-CCA Science On Screen events:

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