This March, the Belcourt celebrates its fifth year of Science on Screen®, a national initiative made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and tied directly to the Belcourt’s ongoing education and engagement programs. Comprised of four Tuesday night Main Events as well as a selection of four science-centric Saturday Family Films, this year’s program features film screenings paired with discussions by nationally recognized scientists, filmmakers and educators.
Sat, Mar 24 at 10:00am
When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview. Age Recommendation: 10+
Tue, Mar 27 at 7:30pm
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Part of the 5th Annual National Evening of Science on Screen.
Sat, Mar 31 at 10:00am
A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War III. Age Recommendation: 11+
Tue, Mar 6 at 7:30pm
When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a sinister plot in comedian-turned-Oscar-nominated-filmmaker Jordan Peele’s smash-hit horror masterpiece.
Sat, Mar 10 at 10:00am
When teenager Josh makes a wish to be big, he wakes up the next morning in the body of an adult. Age Recommendation: 13+
Tue, Mar 13 at 7:30pm
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond and more.
Sat, Mar 17 at 10:00am
The beloved cast of a Star Trek-esque series reunites years after the finale and is recruited to fight intergalactic invaders by a race of aliens who mistook the show for a documentary. Age Recommendation: 8+
Tue, Mar 20 at 7:30pm
After being passed up for a well-deserved promotion, fearless musicologist Dr. Lily Penleric ventures into the wild to unearth a trove of Americana music.