By Joseph Marasciullo
A documentary depicting nine scientists’ quest to answer some of life’s greatest questions will be screened in Huntington next week.
On Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Cinema Arts Center will screen “The Most Unknown” as part of the “Science on Screen” program. Tickets, which can be bought at the door or online, are priced at $11 for CAC members and $16 for the public.
“The Most Unknown” tells the story of the scientists who were sent all over the world to answer some of life’s greatest questions, such as those pertaining to life’s origins, and the meaning of time and consciousness.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by local scientists Bruce Stillman, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Scott McLennan, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University; and Lisa Miller, Ph.D., of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The panel discussion will begin immediately after the screening and will touch on these ideals and what they mean in personal terms.
“Science on Screen” is one of many funded programs at the Cinema Arts Center. It was started in 2005 by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and has since expanded to over 70 cinemas nationwide. The Science on Screen program reached Huntington in 2011, when the center received a joint grant from The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since then, funding for the program has been handled by multiple different sources.
The films screened as part of the program are used as “a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages popular culture audiences.”
When asked what makes the “Science on Screen” program so important, Rene Bouchard, a director of development at the Cinema Arts Center, said that the program serves to “expand and nurture our audience’s passion for science and technology, whether that is something that is long-held or newly discovered.”
For more information, visit Cinemaartscentre.org.