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Woods Hole Film Festival
On the Third Thursday of every month this summer, join the Museum of Science and the Woods Hole Film Festival in the Mugar Omni Theater for a lineup of independent film screenings amplifying inspiring and vital stories of climate change from some of today’s most visionary documentary filmmakers.
About the Festival
The Woods Hole Film Festival’s Film and Science Initiative is designed to accelerate collaboration and conversation between scientists and filmmakers. The goal of the Initiative is to provide opportunities to connect filmmakers and scientists to help them create films and other visual media that helps to improve public understanding of science.
“Bruce and Alvin”, directed by Josh Seftel (documentary short, USA, 2021, 24 mins)
A short documentary (24 minutes) about the history and future of Alvin, one of the world’s only remaining publicly-funded manned submersibles, as told through the eyes of long-time Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution pilot Bruce Strickrott. We learn about the inspiration for this unlikely hero of the sea whose capacity to help us to see the deepest parts of the world’s oceans in person has led to discoveries that were once considered to be impossible.
As a pilot and program manager, Bruce views his job as one that allows him to change lives by taking scientists to the ocean depths. As one of a handful of people on Earth who operates this vehicle, Bruce is aware of the importance of what he does and of the need to pass on this knowledge to future generations to support science and discovery.
Panel conversation and Q&A with creative team to follow screening.
This screening is part of WHOI’s DISPATCHES FROM AN OCEAN PLANET series presented by the Yawkey Foundation.
SUMMER THURSDAYS are BACK at the Museum of Science! After two long years, the ultimate nightlife series returns with an all-new groundbreaking lineup of innovative programming in the Charles Hayden Planetarium and for the first time ever, the Mugar Omni Theater! Thursday nights all summer long the domes will light up with one-of-a-kind new collaborations, performances, film screenings, and beyond.
Join us on Thursdays all summer long, only at the Museum of Science! All Summer Thursdays experiences are for audiences 18+.