Sci-Fi Film Series

Denver Film and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science joined forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic sci-fi films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet.


Event Locations:
Denver Film Virtual Cinema >>>
DMNS Virtual Platform >>>
Film On The Rocks Amphitheatre >>>

Event Schedule:

Metropolis Film

JULY 8 - AUGUST 3 • Denver Film Virtual Platform

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of recently discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever.

Metropolis Discussion

AUGUST 3, 7:00 PM • DMNS Virtual Platform • with space scientist KaChun Yu

Sci-Fi Film Series: "Metropolis" An annual favorite is back in virtual form! Museum space scientist Ka Chun Yu and Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at MSU of Denver, will lead a discussion of the sci-fi film "Metropolis" and break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Film screenings are not included this year. Watch the film before the event on Denver Film's virtual platform.

Jurassic Park Film

JULY 19 • Film On The Rocks Amphitheatre

Industrialist John Hammond has created a theme park of cloned dinosaurs, Jurassic Park, on Isla Nublar, an island off the Costa Rican coast. After a dinosaur handler is killed by a Velociraptor, the park's investors, represented by lawyer Donald Gennaro, demand that experts visit the park and certify its safety. Gennaro invites mathematician and chaos-theorist Ian Malcolm, while Hammond invites paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler. Upon arrival, the group is shocked to see a live Brachiosaurus.

Jurassic Park Discussion

JULY 20, 7:00 PM • DMNS Virtual Platform • with paleontologist Tyler Lyson

Sci-Fi Film Series: "Jurassic Park" An annual favorite is back in virtual form! Museum paleontologist and Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at MSU of Denver, will lead a discussion of the sci-fi film "Jurassic Park" and break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Presented in partnership with Denver Film. Film screenings are not included this year. Watch the film before the event. "Jurassic Park" is available to rent on Amazon Prime for a small fee or HBO.

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