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Unfiction - The Sounds of Science

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM
Calendar9/17/2009 4:30:00 PM9/17/2009 4:30:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesUnfiction - The Sounds of Science At EMPAC - Theater110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180Website: https://empac.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=212771FalseMM/DD/YYYY

EMPAC - Theater
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
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Phone: (518) 276-3921
Email: empacboxoffice@rpi.edu
Website: http://www.empac.rpi.edu
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Sounds of Science
Director: Jean Painlevé
Music: Yo La Tengo

The mesmerizing science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) are at once surrealist-influenced dream shorts and serious science documentaries. The pioneering French scientist-educator-filmmaker -inventor (and sometime Dadaist) had a decades-spanning career in which he created hundreds of short films on subjects ranging from astronomy to pigeons to, most famously, the curiosities of marine-life.

The eight short films in the Sounds of Science screening are accompanied by an equally hypnotic and dreamy score by rock band Yo La Tengo.

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