Every Saturday 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Saturday Cinema is a core weekly program that captures the ideas which animate the Exploratorium. We highlight works that blend observation, poetry, and surrealism, and celebrate films that utilize unique, handcrafted processes. Appropriate for all ages and mediated by cinema arts staff, these screenings encourage the viewer to respond to the works and join a dialogue with the viewing community.
Natural surroundings trigger narrative drama in these quietly hilarious films. Stunning microphotography reveals surprising interspecies interactions in Catherine Chalmers’ Safari, while Anna Frances Ewart’s Into the Middle of Nowhere documents the often invisible, inner world of children at play.
The mystery and allure of outer space have fueled centuries of creative exploration. From works incorporating NASA data to help visualize our place in the universe to artistic imaginings of the unknown, this program showcases inspiring examples of starry-eyed cinema.
These films bring inventive narratives and spellbinding visuals to bear on the mysteries of outer space. From works incorporating scientific data and visualizations to imaginative indulgences, each film is a singular exploration of the drive to understand the unknown.