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Screens Tuesday, March 27 @ 7:00PM

The Ellen Theatre. PG. 103 min.

Special Science on Screen Presentation with David Quammen and Company! Join BFS and 29 other arthouse cinemas around the country for this years National Evening of  Science On Screen. A special presentation follows film by acclaimed science writer David Quammen and his nieces, Mae and Lily Madison. Guaranteed to be a lively discussion, “Seriosity and Beyond: A Conversation with Quammen and Company” explores Planet 10, Buckaroo Banzai, the Electrode Watermelon and more!

“A STATE-OF-THE-ART SPACESHIP FLYING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT WITHOUT NARRATIVE COORDINATES, BUCKAROO BANZAI IS THE VERY ODDEST MOVIE IN MANY A FULL MOON.” TIME MAGAZINE

Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 28th at 1:00PM

In W.D. Richter’s wonderfully original 1984 sci-fi cult classic, neurosurgeon, particle physicist, and rock ‘n’ roller, Buckaroo Banzai, is called upon to save the world from a hostile extraterrestrial invasion. Combining humor, imagination, and a brilliant cast, this fiendishly clever, action-packed adventure parodies both classic and contemporary sci-fi films. Stars Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Christopher Lloyd, and Jeff Goldblum. Rated PG, the film runs 103 minutes.

“Seriosity and Beyond: A Conversation with Quammen and Company”

An inter-generational discussion on Planet Ten, the 8th Dimension, Buckaroo Banzai, and the Electrode Watermelon, David Quammen and his Gen Z nieces ask the question: is silly science fiction any sillier or less wonderful than serious science fiction?

Guest Speakers

An internationally acclaimed science journalist and author, David Quammen’s  fifteen books include “The Song of the Dodo,” “The Reluctant Mr. Darwin,” and “Spillover.” He is a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and writes regularly for National Geographic Magazine. Joining David are his delightful nieces, Mae and Lily Madison. Montana natives who love to ski, dance, swim, and watch movies, the girls, age 12 and 10 years, know how lucky they are to grow up in the natural splendor of the Greater Yellowstone. They enjoy hanging with their” Unkie Quammie” and are guaranteed to bring a unique point of view to the evening!