Science on Screen

Science on Screen 2022

Science on Screen is back with FREE screenings and fun science talks at the Gold Town Theater!

Friday, July 22nd @ 6:30pm
THE FOG & TOTAL RECALL

Clark Snodgrass from Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems talks about monitoring the earth’s climate systems from space followed by a FREE double feature of “THE FOG” and “TOTAL RECALL.”

Monday, July 25th @ 6:30pm
RISKY BUSINESS: HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN EXTREME SPORTS

Kevin Krein, Professor of Philosophy & Academic Director of Outdoor Studies at the University of Alaska Southeast, will give a presentation on hazard assessment in extreme sports followed by a FREE screening of “THE SANCTITY OF SPACE.”

The Science on Screen program has been made possible through an ongoing partnership with the Gold Town Theater and a generous grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Thanks also to the generous work of our science speakers.

Many thanks as well to Collette Costa and the Gold Town Theater for wrangling these events and for keeping cinema alive in Juneau during these weird and difficult years.


JUMP Society Film Festival

It’s been a while since we put on a screening of locally made short films and that’s sorta our whole thing.

We don’t have dates yet but we’re starting to wrangle films for a show this fall. If you’ve made a film, if you have an idea for a film, or if you’ve seen something cool we should know about, let us know! Consider submissions open!

A reminder, our festival features locally made films that are ten minutes or less and our submission guidelines can be found here…

Very much looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on!

JUMP 2019 Summer Film Festival

A free film festival showcasing short (under 10-minute) films with a connection to Juneau or Alaska – many by local filmmakers.

Thursday, August 8 · 7:00 pm
Friday, August 9 · 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 10 · 7:00 & 9:00 pm

At the Gold Town Nickelodeon (171 Shattuck Way, Juneau)

The festival is free and tickets/reservations are not required.

Filmmakers:

Submit your films before July 18! The festival is non-competitive and entries under 10 minutes with a Juneau connection almost always make it in (and even if we can’t show them all, we have two festivals every year). Check out the submission guidelines for more information, and make sure to include the submission form (online or PDF) with your film. Call (907) 586-3440 for more info.

SoS – Monty Python

Tonight is the Science on Screen presentation of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL which features a pairing of rapid fire scientific presentations along with a very silly film.

Presenting Our Round Table of Scholars:

  • Dr. Amy Dressel discusses of the sustainability of life after repeated “flesh wounds”
  • Dr. Scott Gende to waxes poetic on the ontogeny of frugivores laden with tropical nuts
  • Not-Quite-A-Dr. Terrance Schwarz allocutes on druidic buoyancy and other water-type situations
  • Sir Chris Mertl holds court on proper types (one that looks nice and is not too expensive) of shrubbery
  • Lord Ben Collman expatiates on the necessary torque, velocity, and pitch required for proper bovine projecting

Also there will be coconut shells for banging and flying birds. And sing-alongs. And you are encouraged to quote your nerdy little head off!!
PLEASE NOTE: We will have thee other screenings of this title this coming weekend, but they will be at regular ticket prices. Schedule forthcoming in Thursday’s email!

Science on Screen presents MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL

  • Tue. May 28 at 6pm (FREE lecture and movie)
  • Wed. May 29 at 7pm (FREE movie, no lecture)

Science on Screen provides grants to a couple dozen independent theaters across the country to produce a series of events pairing cult, classic, and documentary films with related science talks in an effort to promote both good movies and good science!