Tomorrow night, the ultra hip Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA is presenting its season finale of Science on Screen, the series that uses films and documentaries with science in mind paired with a notable scientific figure. This year’s season is ending with a bang by presenting Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with Physicist, Andrew Cohen.
The award winning film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a Chinese-language action film and was released ten years ago. With only a $15 million budget, the film grossed $128 million in the US alone, after it was premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival, becoming the highest grossing foreign language film in American history.
Not only will the medium entertain you but Physicist, Andrew Cohen, a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society and a professor of physics at Boston University, will be leading a discussion about how this notable martial arts film is intertwined with science. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon keeps audiences spellbound because of the ways in which it defies conventional physics”. Cohen also created the Boston University course “Cinema Physica” which teaches students the principles of quantitative scientific reasoning through popular films.
The season finale will start at 7:00pm, Monday April 5th at the very popular Coolidge Corner Theatre. Science on Screen is co-presented by The Museum of Science and New Scientist Magazine. If you can’t make this show, Science on Screen will return this fall. Tickets are available online and at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office.