We recognize this is a bummer. Complimentary popcorn will be provided with every ticket purchase—and drink specials will be offered!
“Packs a melodramatic wallop that will rattle a lot of chattering teeth.” - Bosley Crowther, New York Times
“An impressive and disturbing brink-of-doom thriller.” - Kim Newman, Empire
Monday, June 5 at 6:00pm | Nearly sixty years old but as prescient as ever, Lumet’s FAIL SAFE stars Henry Fonda as the President of the United States who must quite literally save the fate of humanity when a nuclear attack order is accidentally given. Recently the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (SASB) moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward to 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been—and Henry Fonda is nowhere in sight. Join Daniel Holz, member of the SASB and Professor at the University of Chicago in the Enrico Fermi Institute; the Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics for a discussion about global annihilation. We recognize this is a bummer. Complimentary popcorn will be provided with every ticket purchase—and drink specials will be offered!
Daniel Holz is a Professor at the University of Chicago, in the Enrico Fermi Institute, the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. His research focuses on gravitational waves, and he is particularly interested in what we can learn about physics, astronomy, and cosmology from the detection of gravitational wave sources.
Science on Screen: The Gene Siskel Film Center proudly presents Science on Screen®, with special film presentations in June featuring classic films and expert discussions. Each event includes a presentation and dialogue with experts in the field of science and technology. View full series here.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.