Science Goes to the Movies

The Accountant

Is Ben Affleck’s sensational film, “The Accountant” a good, true-to-life look at autism? Dr. Pilar Trelles from the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai breaks it down for us and shares insights into this confounding condition.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #309

Saturday, December 29 at 3:30 am on 12.1

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  • Friday, December 28 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?