Science Movie Night: Gravity

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
The City Library - 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney  star in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

After the film, join us for a discussion with Dr. Kyle Dawson, an assistant professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Utah. He will examine the scientific reality of the Hollywood block-buster GRAVITY and tell us what the film gets right and what it gets wrong.

Winner - 7 Academy Awards® including Best Director and over 50 other awards

Winner - Golden Globe for Best Director

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
PG-13 | 91 min.  | 2013 | USA/UK 

Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.