290 Harvard St.
Brookline, Massachusetts

Science on Screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre celebrates the underappreciated holiday of Groundhog Day with a screening of -- appropriately enough – GROUNDHOG DAY.

Director Harold Ramis’ off-beat modern comedy classic stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a self-centered television weatherman assigned to cover the groundhog's annual appearance in Punxsutawney, PA - an assignment he disdains. When he awakens on what should be the following day, he inexplicably finds himself stuck in a time loop, dooming him to repeat his most hated day of the year, over and over again, until he finally get things right.

This unusual comedy raises many interesting ideas about time travel, multiple realities, and a repeating universe. Before the film, Peter Galison will talk about how these ideas have wandered in and out of physics and cosmology. An author, film producer and MacArthur Award winner, Galison is a professor of physics and the history of science at Harvard University.

Official Website: http://www.coolidge.org/science

Added by lonescribe on January 18, 2009