Science Goes to the Movies

American Sniper and Grand Torino

Co-hosts Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin are joined by Gerard Ilaria, from Weill Cornell Medical Center's Headstrong Project, and Derek Coy, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as it relates to the Clint Eastwood-directed films, American Sniper and Gran Torino.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #106

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 am on 12.1

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  • Friday, November 11 at 2:00 pm on 12.1

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Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more. The series encourages lively and informative conversation about concepts, as well as film portrayals of scientists and scientific inquiry, asking if there is real science behind a story, or if a screenwriter made something up. Is science leading dramatic imagination, or does imagination create new science?