Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Learn a little something about how the world will really end as Science on Screen examines 'Deep Impact' at Enzian

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 1:16 PM

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So you know that trope where a couple of comedians watch a movie with the audience and give a snide running commentary, pointing out the absurd plot points and making hilarious observations? Imagine what that would be like if, instead of comedians, you had scientists ripping apart a movie and telling you which parts of it are plausible and which are complete BS. The Enzian is bringing you something close to that with its Science on Screen series, during which a real live scientist will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening of a really fake movie about a science-y subject. At this month’s screening of the 1998 movie Deep Impact (starring Elijah Wood, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman and friends) about a comet hurtling to earth, Joshua Caldwell of UCF’s Department of Physics will field your questions on such things as space, weightlessness, astronomy and which end-of-the-world movie is better: Armageddon or this one. Ask him about the vomit comet while you’re there.

11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-629-0054 | enzian.org | $8

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