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Science on Screenⓡ: Safe

Opens on May 30

Director: Todd Haynes Run Time: 119 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1995

Starring: James Le Gros, Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman, Susan Norman, Xander Berkeley

This presentation is part of Dissecting Visions of Identity and Care in the Future, a 4 part-film series made possible by the Sloan Foundation’s Science on Screen initiative. Each film will be paired with a guest speaker. Dissecting Visions of Identity and Care in the Future will evaluate how cinema’s interpretation of the future frames humankind within intersections of surveillance, race, healthcare, identity, and A.I. advancements. We are particularly interested in how the technological advancements presented in these films have implications for present day systemic injustices. Science on Screen will take over our DGC Video Programming in May of 2023!

Tagline:  Julianne Moore (Nine Months, Short Cuts) gives an astonishing performance as Carol White, a suburban housewife whose affluent environment suddenly turns against her. SAFE is a bold, darkly comic, completely original drama, depicting Carol’s descent into the horrors of modern-day living.


Dr. Anita Raj, Professor of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health, School of Medicine

Dr. Sara Gianella Weibel, Associate Professor of Medicine

Theme: It’s All in Your Head: Medical Gaslighting in Women’s Health (This discussion will explore the dismissive and discriminatory realities women face when seeking medical care and diagnostic accuracy, particularly for women of color)

Critic Quotes: 

“Safe is brilliant for the way Haynes, with cinematographer Alex Nepomniaschy and composer Ed Tomney, blankets the mundane in the eerie tone of science fiction and horror.” – The Dissolve

“Beautifully constructed, chilling internal nightmare where every scene plays out like a little mini movie in and of itself. Brilliant.” – Empire Magazine

“Moore, in a nearly unplayable role, is amazingly vivid and touching; this is a heartbreaking portrait of a woman in full, panicked retreat from life.” – New Yorker


Tuesday, May 30, 2023: 7:00

Ticket Prices: $10.00 (No discounts/passes)


Presented by:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.


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