Friday 19 July 2019, 21:00 - 22:30
Summer at MAXXI.

Scientific goofs
Inventions and absurdities in movies

MAXXI square – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserver for myMAXXI card holders writing to, by the day before the event

From black holes’ journeys to hyperspace’s jumps, from Alien‘s revealing nightmares to the technological designs of 007 gadgets, from drillers sent into space to destroy giant meteorites in Armageddon to travels into the future according to Einstein in The Planet of the Apes. Cinema has made the highest physical, chemical, biological and mathematical absurdities credible with surprising gentleness, playing without limits with the natural sciences.

What are the most senseless inventions of the big screen? And what are the most surprising warnings, such as fax, mobile and computer? Through the compilation of some clips, authoritative scientists analyze the irresponsible and playful flirtations of the cinema imagination with the scientific horizon and dialogue with the public and the press.

Amedeo Balbi Università degli Studi Tor Vergata
Giuseppe Sindoni Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
Mario Sesti cinematographic critic and journalist

In collaboration with Fondazione Cinema per Roma/CityFest and Agenzia Spaziale Italiana.