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Science on Screen: The Man Who Fell to Earth

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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In director Nicolas Roeg’s oddity, David Bowie stars as a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet.

Post-film discussion on water issues and conservation will feature Mace Hack, State Director of The Nature Conservancy; Buey Ray Tut, Founder of Aqua-Africa; and Jess Benjamin, a local ceramic artist whose work focuses on water and drought issues. The panel will be moderated by Mike McMeekin, President of Lamp Rynearson & Associates, engineer, and community activist.

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Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Film Streams first participated in the program in 2016, offering talks around CONTAGION, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, and RACING EXTINCTION.

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Directed By
Nicolas Roeg

David Bowie
Rip Torn
Candy Clark
Buck Henry

Running Time
140 minutes

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Distributed By
Rialto Pictures

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Release Year

Science on Screen 2017