Science on Screen presents Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Special Event)

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Science on Screen presents Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
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a/perture is proud to be one of only 36 recipients of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation nationwide Science on Screen® grant program for 2017-2018.  Science on Screen features classic, cult, science fiction, and nonfiction films provocatively matched with lively presentations by experts who discuss specific scientific, technological, or medical issues raised by each film. The purpose of the program is to inspire in audience members an increased appreciation for STEM topics-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 
 
The New York based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, founded in 1934, makes grants in science, technology, and economic performance. Sloan's program in Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics, directed by Doron Weber, supports books, radio, film, television, theater and new media to reach a wide, non-specialized audience.  
 
Thursday, March 8 @ 7pm (speaker talk followed by film screening)
SPEAKER: DALE DAGENBACH, PHD
 
Dale Dagenbach is a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University who studies attention and memory and how these are instantiated in the brain.  For the past decade, most of his research on these topics has been done in collaboration with colleagues at the Laboratory for Complex Brain Networks.  He received his BA from New College, his PhD from Michigan State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins University before coming to Wake Forest in 1990.  He served as chair of the psychology department at Wake Forest from 2006 - 2016.
 
FILM: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)
 
The second feature from director Michel Gondry (Human Nature) finds the filmmaker reteaming with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for this off-the-wall romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who is informed that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain via an experimental procedure performed by Dr. Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). Not to be outdone, Joel decides to have the same procedure done to himself. As Mierzwiak's bumbling underlings Stan (Mark Ruffalo) and Patrick (Elijah Wood) perform the operation on Joel -- over the course of an evening, in his apartment -- Joel struggles in his own mind to save the memories of Clementine from being deleted. Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, and Jane Adams also star.