Science on Screen! DINOSAUR 13 (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Ph.D Candidate Zachary Morris of Harvard University

2014 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Wednesday March 14, 2018

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Todd Douglas Miller

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Zachary Morris is a Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University in the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. His studies integrate the fields of paleontology and developmental biology to understand the mechanisms by which animal diversity evolves. He has spent many summers out in the American Southwest uncovering some of the earliest fossils of relatives of living crocodiles and birds before the rise of dinosaurs.


When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.





"The fate of some very old bones may not sound like compelling cinema, but when they compose the 65-million-year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that was 41 feet long and 18 feet high back in the day, all bets are off."--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"This labor-of-love portrait of those who labor in the dirt for love of dinosaurs is also a chronicle of the ways in which the modern legal system can threaten the preservation of even prehistory."--John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal


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