Special Showing

Jurassic Park

Saturday, May 13 at 2pm

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

The film will be introduced by Williams College Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen with "Beyond Jurassic Park: What's Paleontology Really About?"

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Jurassic Park

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello

The film will be introduced by Williams College Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen with "Beyond Jurassic Park: What's Paleontology Really About?"

Paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, and mathematician Ian Malcolm are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. The park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond, assures everyone that the facility is safe, and even brings his grandchildren along. But they soon find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Phoebe Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Williams College, where she has been teaching and doing research since 2012. Phoebe received her B.A. in Earth Systems Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Phoebe’s research has taken her to the Yukon, Australia, and Namibia. She studies how life went from being single-celled to multicellular by looking at microscopic fossils from before the evolution of animals. She lives in Pownal, VT with her husband and her pit bull.

Beyond Jurassic Park: What's paleontology really about?
Dinosaurs are exciting, big, fierce, and extinct (except in Jurassic Park!). But did you know that paleontologists study lots of other extinct things in addition to dinosaurs? We’ll learn about what fossils are, how they’re formed, and what paleontologists can learn from them. We will also get to touch fossils of animals and plants that have been dead for millions of years - some even older than the dinosaurs!

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction

“For dinosaurs to rule the earth again, the monsters needed majesty as well as menace. And Spielberg got it all right.”

– Time

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.