Friday, March 05, 2010

Tucson: SIZZLE event at the Loft


From: Robyn Austin []
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 5:27 PM
Subject: SIZZLE event at the Loft


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The Loft Cinema, March 31 at 7:00 PM with Director!  One Show Only!


“Humorous take on a serious issue – A BRILLIANT FILM!” – CineSource


UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) is sponsoring the special presentation of SIZZLE: A GLOBAL WARMING COMEDY at The Loft Cinema on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM.  Writer-director Randy Olson (FLOCK OF DODOS) will do a Q&A with the audience following the screening.  He will be joined by UA climate scientists Julia Cole and Diana Liverman, biologist Lisa Graumlich and journalism professor Jacqueline Sharkey.  Tickets on sale at The Loft; General Admission $8.00; Students/Loft Members $5.00.


SIZZLE is a unique hybrid of three genres – mockumentary, documentary and reality – that Variety called, “an exceedingly clever vehicle for making science engaging to a general audience.”  It is the only U.S. movie that presents both sides of the global warming issue and is more timely than ever given the rocky waters the global warming movement has recently hit.


The SIZZLE screening is a highlight of SEES’ first annual EarthWeek, March 29-April 2, a celebration of student research in the earth and environmental sciences.  Karl Flessa, director of SEES and head of the UA department of geosciences says, “It’s all about science and communicating science.  Randy’s participation demonstrates that science isn’t just important, it’s important and fun.”


Dr. Olson, a marine-biologist (Harvard)-turned-filmmaker (USC), also wrote the new book, “Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style.”  After the Q&A, he will do a book signing in The Loft’s lobby.


The Loft Cinema

3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson



85 minutes/Not Rated


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