An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Science on Screen® creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.  Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment -even for the most science-phobic culture vulture!

“I  brought my 7th grader Ruairi and my nephew, (from Ireland)  who is at the high school for a month on a cultural exchange, and was joined by two of my good friends who brought their 7th graders too – so all 4 boys enjoyed the evening.My boys love the film center – the movies are always a hit, but they love the good chocolate, candy and seats even more !! They’ll be excited to hear they’re going in April :)”   Siobhan Mullin

Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society has been awarded a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation (with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) to continue the Science on Screen® program in 20181

2019 Science on Screen schedule at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center:

February 14– 500 DAYS OF SUMMER
March 14–  DINOSAUR 13
March 27 (National Science on Screen Day) — DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME



The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
Sloan’s Film Program encourages filmmakers to create more realistic and compelling stories about scientists, science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. Over the past 15 years, Sloan has partnered with some of the top film schools in the country-including AFI, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, NYU, UCLA and USC-and established annual awards in screenwriting and film production, along with an annual best-of-the-best Student Grand Jury Prize administered by the Tribeca Film Institute. The Foundation also supports screenplay development programs with the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, the Black List, and Film Independent’s Producing Lab and Fast Track program and has helped develop such film projects as Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Mathew Brown ‘s The Man Who Knew Infinity, Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter, Rob Meyer’s A Birder’s Guide to Everything, Musa Syeed’s Valley of Saints, and Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess.The Foundation also has an active theater program and commissions about twenty science plays each year from the Ensemble Studio Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as supporting select productions across the country. Recent grants have supported Nick Payne’s Incognito, Frank Basloe’s Please Continue, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Informed Consent, Lucas Hnath’s Isaac’s Eye, and Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51, recently on London’s West End. The Foundation’s book program includes support for Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.For more information about the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, visit