Reel Science Film Series: Memento (May 18)

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Reel Science Film Series: Memento (May 18)

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May 18, 2018

The Reel Science Film Series returns for its second edition with a new slate of cult science-fiction movies every Friday of May. Featured films will be paired with a local scientist who will provide contextualized and corrective feedback about the scientific themes presented following each screening.

 

The series is a collaboration between San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat), Digital Gym Cinema, and the Film Geeks San Diego.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento

In Christopher Nolan’s enigmatic and iconic crime thriller, a man is determined to find justice after the
loss of a loved one, even though he is incapable of fully remembering the crime. Leonard (Guy Pearce) is a man who is struggling to put his life back together after the brutal rape and murder of his wife. But Leonard’s problems are different from those of most people in his situation; he was beaten severely by the same man who killed his wife. The most significant manifestation of Leonard’s injuries is that his short-term memory has been destroyed; he is incapable of retaining any new information, and must resort to copious note-taking and Polaroid photographs in order to keep track of what happens to him over the course of a day. With the help of some unlikely individuals, he sets out to find his wife’s murderer.

 

Introduction and contextualized and corrective commentary will be provided by UC San Diego
neuroscientist Bradley Voytek.

 

 

Director: Christopher Nolan
USA  | 2000 | 113 minutes | Rated R

 

Showtimes:

Friday, May 18: 7:00PM

 

Location:

Digital Gym Cinema

 

Tickets to this event are $9 for members of Digital Gym Cinema or The Nat and $12 for non-members. Tickets available at box office or online.

 

Buy Movie Tickets

 

Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park!

 

CINEMA INFO

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San Diego, CA 92104

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