Sci-Fi-Sci 2019 Screens Science-Themed Movies
Why We Recommend it
Mini-film festival Sci-Fi-Sci screens three renowned films — Hidden Figures, The Theory of Everything and Apollo 13 — in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing and to pay tribute to late renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking.
Co-organised by the Film Programmes Office, the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Space Museum of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, “Sci-Fi-Sci 2019” screens three award-winning films followed by talks by experts, including Physics professors and the curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum, to explore various areas of science through the films with audiences.
Based on true life stories, Hidden Figures (2016) follows three female African-American mathematicians who cross all gender and racial lines as they use their professional abilities to assist the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit and confirming the result of the orbital equations to guarantee his safe return.
The Theory of Everything (2014) tells of the romance of the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking with the arts student Jane Wilde when he was a PhD student at the University of Cambridge and their life after Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Regarded as a masterpiece of the space disaster film, “Apollo 13” (1995) was adapted from the crisis of NASA’s third Moon landing mission in 1970 and depicts three astronauts in a damaged spacecraft fighting a desperate battle for survival.
The three films will be shown on 13 and 21 April 2019 at the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum and 19 and 26 April 2019 at the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Science Museum. All films are in English and with Chinese subtitles.