Science on Screen℠: Disaster Playground
June 30 only
San Francisco PREMIERE!!
Hollywood relies on Bruce Willis to save the world in Armageddon, but who are the real-life heroes seeking to save our civilization from the next major asteroid impact?
One of Indiewire’s six highlights of SXSW 2015, selected at Sheffield 2015 and raved by SoundOnSight as ‘bombastic’, Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the procedures in place to manage, assess, and minimalize the risks.
The film follows scientists leading the monitoring and deflection of hazardous Near Earth Objects and the real-life procedures in place in the event of an asteroid collision with the earth. From NASA and the SETI Institute to the White House and the United Nations, DISASTER PLAYGROUND follows the people who are responsible for protecting humanity from a potentially devastating asteroid impact.
Music is by Ed Banger Records and The Prodigy!
Directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun, 66min, 2014, UK
Official Site www.disasterplayground.com
An evening chaired by Alexander Rose, Executive Director Long Now Foundation
7:00 intro by Apollo 9 Astronaut Russell Schweickart
7:20-8:30 screening of the Movie
8:30-8:50 Q&A chaired by Alexander Rose with
Disaster Playground Project Manager Annette Rodrigues
Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer & Director of the Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute
Dr. Peter Jenniskens, Meteor showers specialist, SETI Institute
Dr Margaret Race, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute
Dr. David Morrison, Senior Scientist NASA SSERVI, former Director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, former director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute
Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun
Producer: Lisa James
Executive Producers: John Tobin & Mathew Trivett – Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, co-commissioned through Broadway’s Near Now Programme
Cinematographer: Catherine Goldschmidt
Editor: Alice Powell
Sound Designer: Cliff Rossiter
Music: Vandroid by Ed Banger Records,The Prodigy,The International Space Orchestra.
Additional Credits: Musical Director: Evan Price, Project Manager: Annette Rodrigues, Camera Operator: Fiona Braillon, Sound Recordist: Nikolas Zasimczuk, Photographer: Nick Ballon
Science on Screen at The Roxie is made possible through a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The nation-wide Science on Screen program explores connections between science and the humanities through viewing and discussion of entertaining, provocative films.
Science on Screen℠: Disaster Playground: Upcoming Showtimes