Science in the Cinema

Ask an expert if it's fact or fiction

In the fall of 2015, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions transitioned their Science in the Cinema program to the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

Hosted by the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine, Science in the Cinema brings together science and popular culture in a fun and engaging way. Watch a film with a health science theme and listen to an expert explain the science behind the movie. An interactive question and answer period follows each movie. 

Admission is FREE and all attendees will receive a voucher for a free small popcorn! All Calgary screenings currently take place at The Plaza, 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB.  Doors open at 6:00pm, and screenings begin at 6:30pm.

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November 21 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine presents: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The storyline is loosely based on the 1922 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett as the love interest throughout his life.

Following the movie, join Dr. Savraj Grewal, PhD, and Dr. Jennifer Cobb, PhD, for a discussion about genetics and the aging process: Living to 100 - is it all in our genes?

2018-2019 Science in the Cinema