Science on Screen Presents – Reel Science: THE FLY (1986) (May 3)

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Science on Screen Presents – Reel Science: THE FLY (1986) (May 3)

May 3, 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 THE FLY will feature commentary from  UC San Diego Cognitive Science Instructor Eric Leonardis prior to the film, followed by a Q&A session after movie. 


This screening will take place at the Digital Gym Cinema. Reel Science is made possible by Science On Screen, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theater, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Synopsis: When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle’s girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.


“Wildly imaginative, gut-wrenchingly scarifying and profoundly primal (not to mention funny), David Cronenberg’s The Fly is a movie that whacks you in the solar plexus and leaves you gasping.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

“What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive filmmaking is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous creation.” – Los Angeles Times

Year: 1986

Runtime: 96 minutes

Rating: R

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: USA

Language: English


Friday, May 3: 7:00PM


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$12 General Admission / $9.00 Members. Tickets available at box office or online.


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