|May 17, 2019|
The Reel Science Film Series (presented by Digital Gym Cinema and San Diego Natural History Museum) returns for its third edition with a new slate of science-fiction movies. Featured films will be paired with a local scientist who will provide contextualized and corrective feedback about the scientific themes presented at each screening. This week’s screening of WORLD WAR Z will feature commentary from Dr. Meredith Frie, research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, prior to the film, followed by a Q&A session after the movie.
This screening will take place at San Diego Natural History Museum. Reel Science is made possible by Science On Screen, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theater, with major support from the Film Geeks San Diego and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Synopsis: When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it’s no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.
“A relentless horror thriller that serves up a chilling vision of a planet in the throes of apocalypse …” – Philadelphia Inquirer
“A genuine nail-biter.” – Seattle Times
“This is a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon.” – Variety
Runtime: 123 minutes
Director: Marc Forster
Friday, May 17: 7:00PM
$12 General Admission / $9.00 Members. Tickets available at box office or online.
Only at San Diego Natural History Museum
Address: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101