The Bozeman Film Society kicks off it’s inaugural Science on Screen (SoS) Series on March 30th with gorgeous coming of age drama, DRUID PEAK. Director Marni Zelnick & executive producer, Maureen Mayer, along with scientists, Dr. Doug Smith, lead biologist of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, and Dr. Katey Franklin, director of MSU Human Development Clinic and Addictions Counseling Program will join us for this special opening night SoS event.
Funded by a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, BFS is one of only 23 independent non-profit cinemas from across the country awarded grants to implement a SoS program at their theater. Now in its 9th year, Science on Screen provides national funding to expand film and scientific literacy by creatively pairing films with lively expert presentations by local scientists.
A recipient of the Sloan Foundation Feature Film Production Award, Druid Peak is set against the backdrop of the wolf reintroduction program in Yellowstone National Park – a redemptive coming of age story with a conservation twist. Troubled teenager, Owen (Spencer Treat Clark,) whose mom, unable to control him, is shipped off to the wilds of Wyoming, where his estranged father (Andrew Wilson) works as a Yellowstone wolf biologist. Shot on location in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and West Virginia, the film portrays the power of wilderness in the human experience. The LA Times calls the film, “Enlightening… and Undeniably Gorgeous.” Rated PG-13 (for brief language), the film runs 115 minutes
A short introduction, ‘Wolves & Teens: “Un-Packing” Social Creatures’ will be presented by scientists Doug Smith and Katey Franklin. They will be joined for a panel discussion after the screening by Druid Peak writer/director Marni Zelnick, and executive producer Maureen Mayer. The screening is a collaboration with the Montana Outdoor Science School and the Montana Environmental Education Association.
Other Science On Screen films include Jurassic World, Saturday, April 30th at 3 pm & 7 pm with renowned Paleontologist, Dr. Jack Horner, and The Martian on Wednesday, May 25th at 7 pm with Dr. Mac Burgess, MSU Plant Science and Plant Pathology.
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All Science on Screen Presentations begin at 7:00 PM
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