Big Screen Science: Contact

Celebrate space and stars with a fun event for the whole family! Revisit classic sci-fi films on the big screen, followed by fascinating presentation and discussion on how space is depicted in cinema with Astrophysicist Dr Rachael Livermore.

"Science fiction can sometimes make eerily accurate predictions for the future, but often its conceits break the laws of physics - usually to aid the plot, but occasionally for no discernible reason at all. Separating the plausible from the bizarre offers both a fun chance to talk about science, and a glimpse of which elements of science fiction may one day become science fact." - Dr. Livermore

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, and adapted from Carl Sagan’s novel, CONTACT follows Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) as she races to interpret a possible message originating from a far-away star system. Once first contact with an extra-terrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with hawkish politicians, religious leaders and her fellow scientists in order to prove herself as the right person to deliver a reply.

Sunday, 30th September

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
Rating M
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 143
Language
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