SCIENCE FAIR

SCIENCE FAIR

Thursday Film Series

January 16 at 7:00 pm

In existence since 1942, the International Science and Engineering Fair attracts roughly 7 million initial competitors who duke it out in 425 qualifying fairs around the world. This group is winnowed down to 1,700 high school student finalists from close to 80 countries, competing in 22 categories but all hoping they walk off with the coveted award for the best project. Winner of audience awards at both Sundance and South by Southwest (not an easy accomplishment), this infectious and exuberant film wins you over by focusing on the enthusiasm and enviable good spirits of the smart and engaging young people who compete in “the Olympics of science fairs.”

“IF YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR FAITH IN THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY AND HAVE A ROLLICKING GOOD TIME DOING IT, THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO GO.”

- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“AN ABSOLUTE TREAT THAT MAY HAVE YOU WEEPING WITH EMPATHY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS WHOSE LIVES IT DEPICTS”.

- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“SCIENCE FAIR IS INSPIRING. THE SUBJECTS ARE ENGAGING AND WORTH ROOTING FOR. AND THE REVELATION OF WINNERS IS EXCITING AND NAIL-BITING. IT WILL DEFINITELY DELIGHT ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT OF THE NEED FOR MORE INTEREST IN SCIENCE…ALONG WITH MUSIC, PSYSICAL EDUCATION ETC. – EVEN IF SCIENCE IS NOT YOUR THING.”

- Alan Ng, Film Threat

Directed by Cristina Constantini & David Foster

Country: USA
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: English

Rated: G