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Science in the Cinema: 'Flight'


Speaker Info:

Elaine Hyshka
University of Alberta


Movies are often based on strange and fantastic science, leaving the audience to wonder how much of what they are seeing is possible and how much is simply fiction. Enter the Alberta Innovates - Health Solution (AIHS) "Science in the Cinema" program, an initiative to help illuminate the science in popular cinema and provide a venue for the general public to learn about current research. Science in the Cinema provides FREE screenings (free popcorn included) of selected movies related to health or biomedical issues.

A researcher who works in a related field introduces each film. Following the presentation, the researcher discusses new areas of research related to the science highlighted in the movie with time for audience questions and discussion.

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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle