Science Fair

Date: Sunday, January 6th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Soundview Cinemas (7 Soundview Marketplace, Port Washington)

Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster | USA | English | 98 min | Documentary

Hailed by critics as “immensely likable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” this winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary film-making team of Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

Before the film, come meet Dr. Serena McCalla who is profiled in the film, and some of her students from Jericho High School’s award winning science program as they display research projects from 2017-18 and discuss their current research proposals!

Q&A following the screening with Director, Darren Foster “via Skype”, and Dr. Serena McCalla, one of the teachers featured in the film

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The Gold Coast Arts Center is pleased to be included in the nationwide film program Science on Screen®, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The series combines special screenings and discussions including scientists and filmmakers.