The Coolidge Corner Theatre concludes this season’s Science on Screen series with SUPERMAN, the original superhero blockbuster starring Christopher Reeve. Before the film, Max Tegmark, Associate Professor of Physics at MIT, will give a short talk on the science of superheroes.
Clark Kent (Reeve), a reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper, has a secret identity: he’s Superman, a larger-than-life figure with great powers. He can fly, outrun a train, and lift a one-ton truck. His mission: “To fight for truth, justice, and the American Way.” But Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) has other ideas -- to sabotage a pair of nuclear missiles and use them to create an earthquake that will wipe out the California coastline. Superman must race against time and stop Luthor’s sinister plan before millions of innocents are killed.
While MIT doesn't have courses like "Shooting Laser-Beams from the Eyes 101" or "Advanced Leaping of Buildings in a Single-Bound," it turns out there just might be some real science behind these fantasies.
The Science on Screen series is co-presented by The Museum of Science and New Scientist magazine.
Science on Screen programs are $9.75 regular admission or $7.75 for seniors, students, and Museum of Science members. Members of the Coolidge Corner Theatre get in free. Tickets are available in advance at the box office or on-line at www.coolidge.org/science.
Official Website: http://www.coolidge.org/science
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