Science on Screen
Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart
Co-Presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory
Tuesday April 11 at 7:30pm
$11 Members | $16 Public
Guest Speakers: Dr. Lisa Miller, Biophysical Chemist and Associate Division Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and from Stony Brook University, Dr. Stephen Smith, Director of BioChemistry, and Dr. William Van Nostrand, Professor of Neurosurgery and Medicine
Join scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University for a deeply eye-opening exploration of Alzheimer’s disease highlighted by a screening of Academy Award winning drama starring Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor wrestling with that malady.
Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a world renowned linguistics professor, a performance for which she won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Alice is happily married to her husband John (Alec Baldwin) with three grown children (Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish). But she starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 bestselling novel of the same name. (USA, 2014, 101 min., English, PG-13, DCP | Dir. Richard Glatzer/Wash Westmoreland)
Dr. Lisa Miller’s work elucidates the role of metal ions in protein misfolding and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Dr. Steven O. Smith’s interests range from structure-function studies on membrane receptors to the structure and inhibition of amyloid fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s and cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Dr. William Van Nostrand’s research focuses on understanding pathogenic mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases and accumulation of misfolded proteins in disease-specific regions of the brain.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.