Extra Credit re-examines pop-culture cinema through an academic lens. Striking playful associations and extracting new insights from nostalgic blockbusters and cult classics, The Connector program brings University of Missouri research, resources, and ideas to the Cinema. Free for members.
For Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete’s dreams of becoming an ace pilot. Join us as University of Missouri researchers strap in to discuss science and subtext as we ride into the danger zone.