Jan 11, 2018
Directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg
Rated Not Rated, 101 min.
Underwritten by Verizon Foundation
Part of the Reel Community Series
Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill's mentor Carl Sagan, where he's launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access —as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy — this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. The film features Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and many others.
A panel discussion will follow the film with Dr. Wendi Laurence, a STEAM educator; Charlie Matthews, PCSD STEM Coordinator; Emma Greally, 8th grade student and Utah Science Fair prize winner; and, Sarah Murphy, STEAM Educator at The Leonardo. Before the film The Leonardo will also host an interactive science exhibit.
Presented as part of the STEM education film series.
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.