- Special Event
Science on Screen presents Future Weather (Special Event)
Science on Screen presents Future Weather
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
- Ticket Price: $11.00 - $15.00
- Show Type: Special Event
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.
TThursday, April 12 @ 7pm (speaker talk followed by film screening)
SPEAKER: RAJESH KAPILESHWARI, PE, LEED AP
For over two decades Rajesh has been active in the field of energy and resource conservation. As Principal at Ethos Engineering and a practicing professional engineer licensed in the states of North Carolina and Texas, he primarily focuses on design of sustainable, energy-efficient and high-performance facilities. Rajesh served as a committee chair on the US Green Building Council's Triad chapter. Through his active community involvement, Rajesh seeks to inspire people of all ages to protect the environment and resources of this planet. He coached middle school students and prepared them for "Future Cities" competitions for 6 years. As a Board member of the Forsyth Community Gardening, he spreads his passion for ecological and edible gardens. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Environmental Alliance, an organization with broad reaching impact on the community and beyond.
FILM: FUTURE WEATHER (2013)
Lauduree (Haney-Jardine) is a 13-year-old loner passionate about nature and worried about global warming. Greta (Amy Madigan), her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly abandoned by her dreamer single mom (Marin Ireland), she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to rethink their futures. Featuring humorous, sharply drawn characters and powerful performances by Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, Gone Baby Gone), Lili Taylor (Say Anything, Six Feet Under), and rising star Perla Haney-Jardine (Kill Bill Vol. 2, Spider-Man 3), Future Weather is about finding the courage to survive change.