Science on Screen presents Never Let Me Go (Special Event)

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Science on Screen presents Never Let Me Go
Thursday, May 3, 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, May 3 @ 7pm (speaker talk followed by film screening)
Dr. Atala is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues, and organs. He is Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells Translational Medicine and Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy. In 2011 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He was featured in U.S. News & World Report as 1 of 14 Pioneers of Medical Progress in the 21st Century. He has received many awards for his work, including the 2013 Edison Science Award, the 2016 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, and the R&D 2016 Innovator of the Year Award.  More than 14 applications of technologies developed in his laboratory have been used clinically. He is the editor of 20 books, has published more than 500 journal articles, and has applied for or received more than 200 national and international patents.
Never Let Me Go is a poignant love story, adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's bestselling, Booker Prize short listed novel of the same name. Kathy, Tommy and Ruth live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but they are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.