Science on Screen

 March 2021 

Now streaming everywhere in the universe!
The Cameo Cinema welcomes you to SCIENCE ON SCREEN®'s creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

Streaming tickets $10 
Q&A forums are FREE

Women of Science featured films:

Searching for Life through Space and Time with Erin Redwing

“Woman in Motion,” explores the intersection of the arts and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the captivating story of Nichelle Nichols, an icon of the much loved "Star Trek" series turned NASA recruiter.

The documentary compiles footage and interviews from Nichols’ career to explore her transition from a pop culture icon to the recipient of NASA’s Public Service Award, which lauded her efforts to make the study of space more accessible for women and minorities.

Erin Redwing. 
Wonderfest Ambassador

Livestream Q&A 

Monday, March 15th at 8:00 pm

Our speaker, Erin Redwing, is a PhD candidate and researcher in Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. Erin will take us from the surface of Mars to the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn as she looks for clues to how life takes hold. How do we answer such fundamental questions as: Where did we come from?, How did we get here?

Reading and Writing the Code of Life

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life.  Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. 

How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

Dr. Hochstresser with Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, founder of Innovative Genonics Institute

Wednesday, March 24th 

National Evening 

Dr. Megan Hochstresser, Education Program Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute  will join us to explore the ethical questions raised by CRISPR, the technology that gives us the ability to manipulate the human genome. Could it possibly transform our future as a species?  

Megan is a Wonderfest ambassador.

Who do you see when you picture a scientist?    CANCELLED

Ever wonder why female scientists are still a minority in the U.S.? In their eye-opening documentary “Picture a Scientist,” directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney employ well-chosen personal histories and statistical data to investigate the issue and suggest ways to ameliorate the situation. 

Along with blood-boiling stories of explicit harassment, implicit gender (and racial) bias and entrenched institutional discrimination, the film also spotlights the bold and inspiring scientific luminaries who are changing the culture of science and providing new perspectives on how to make it more diverse, equitable and open to all. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021   Livestream Q&A CANCELLED

Our guest is Dr. Jane Willinbring, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Stanford , whose story is featured in the film.  Dr. Willinbring, who is featured in the film, spells out the collective cost of sexism within the science community and how hard it is for female scientists to overcome bias.

She is a Wonderfest Ambassador.