Science on Screen ®: Spring 2021

Cancelled! Total Recall


Opens Jun 27, 2021

Due to weather, Total Recall has been cancelled.

Creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Free for members.

Virtual Reality and Stress Response: A deep-dive into the science and technology of VR and biometrics

with Sarah Hill, Story Technologist, Healium & StoryUP Studios.

Film Synopsis:
Paul Verhoeven's (Robocop, Showgirls, Starship Troopers) legendary action satire finds Arnold Schwarzenegger's Quaid bored of his blue-collar Earth-based existence. Despondent, he opts for luxury neurosurgery — implanting virtual memories of an adventure to Mars, replete with neo-noir trappings. When the procedure goes haywire—and with a real escape to Mars becoming a matter of survival—what's real and what's part of the program become blurred.

Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.