Posted on August 26, 2022 by Sonoma Valley Sun
The Sebastiani Theater presents a series of individual science-related programs – a film and additional information – starting August 29. Monthly presentations include:
August 29, 7:00 p.m. fire of love & pre-recorded questions-answers from the director; doors open at 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $11; children and seniors $9.
Join us for this special screening of fire of lovefeaturing an exclusive on-screen introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Sara Dosa! Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things: each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring pair of French volcanologists scoured the planet, hunting eruptions and documenting their findings. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a volcanic explosion in 1991, leaving a legacy that has forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the film crew craft a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Krafft’s spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two daring explorers as they venture into the unknown.
September 26, 7 p.m.
Interstellar with live presentation on black holes; doors open at 6:00 p.m.; tickets are $15.
A screening of the film Interstellar and a pre-show presentation on black holes by host Sam Cena of the Robert Ferguson Observatory. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway. The future of the Earth has been marked by disasters, famines and droughts. There is only one way to ensure the survival of humanity: interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system is allowing a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to support human life.
October 24, 8 p.m.
Real African safari – make a real safari live on screen; doors open at 7:00 p.m.; tickets are $15.
Go on a real African safari live at sunrise on the big screen. Presented by Painted Dog TV. Immerse yourself in African nature wherever you are in the world and join one of our friendly expert safari guides for a live, intimate and fully interactive exploration of African nature – a unique place on earth!
November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Imagine a scientist with a round table of women scientists; doors open at 6:00 p.m.; tickets are $15.
Join us for a special screening of Imagine a scientist followed by a Q&A roundtable with female scientists at the top of their field. This film chronicles the wave of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring take viewers on a journey through their own scientific experiments, from brutal nagging to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped labs to spectacular field stations, we meet scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists – who offer new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, fair and open to all.
December 12, 6 p.m.
Back home – with Pets Lifeline; doors open at 5:00 p.m.; tickets are $10.
Join us for a screening of the hit classic Homeward Bound the Incredible Journey. We’ll be joined by cuddly creatures from Pets Lifeline and you can also enjoy free treats and activities for the kids. A fun-loving American Bulldog pup, a hilarious Himalayan cat and a wise old Golden Retriever embark on a long trek through the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a quest to reach home and their well-behaved owners. -loved. With Michael J. Fox, Sally Field and Don Adler.
Tickets can be booked for all shows at www.sebastianitheatre.com.