Science on Screen®: New Queer Frontiers

Science on Screen®: New Queer Frontiers


About the Series

Fantasies, both beautifully speculative and nightmarish, are often understood to be fueled by society’s anxieties. For a form built on imagining new worlds, it is, however, an oversimplification to hail Science Fiction as a haven for the othered—as the Alien, afterall, is the literary, cinematic, and even legal embodiment of otherness.

Whether smuggled in through subtext, extracted by cultural analysis, or loud and clear, Sci-Fi can open (and be opened to) new Queer frontiers. This season of Science on Screen presents four films—two classics of the genre, one daring discovery, and one portrait of a brilliant mind—that explore, challenge, and liberate our bodies, our desires, and our place in the universe.

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


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