In this dizzying, effects-driven drama, two scientists, played by Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton, chase tornadoes in their quest to deploy a new recording device to study the storms. Taking a backseat to the wild and visually mesmerizing storms are subplots concerning a failing marriage, childhood trauma, and corporate ethics. The film received multiple Academy Awards for its spectacular sound and visual effects, including the famous flying cow.
After the film, a panel of graduate researchers from the University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences will share their own experiences tornado chasing and dive into the science behind severe storms.
Directed by Jan De Bont
Rated PG-13 | 113 min. | 1996 | U.S.A.
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.