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NLM Wednesday Night Film Series

Motion Picture Evolution

Darwin Motion Picture Evolution

For over 100 years, filmmakers have imaginatively responded to Darwin's theory of evolution. This seven-week film series will feature evolutionary monsters and morality, degeneration, extinction and perfection; clashes between evolutionary theory and religious belief; human meddling with the "natural" course of evolution; and lots of scientists, dinosaurs, supermen and cavewomen!

September 16 – October 28, 2009
Wednesdays, Noon & 6:00 PM
[Note: September 16th only, early show starts at 1:00 pm.]

National Library of Medicine (NIH)
Lister Hill Auditorium
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg 38A
Bethesda, MD

Free and open to the public

Complimentary snacks & refreshments, 5:30-6:00pm!

For more information: Michael Sappol, sappolm@mail.nih.gov, 301.594.0348.
Directions, security, parking, etc.: //www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/visitus.html.

Sept 16, 2009
[Note: this week only, early show starts at 1:00 pm.]
Inherit the Wind (128 min.) (1960; dir. Stanley Kramer, with Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Frederic March)
1:00 pm: Introduced by Thomas E. Piemme, MD
6:00 pm: Introduced by Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette (author of Reframing Scopes: Journalists, Scientists, and Lost Photographs from the Trial of the Century [University Press of Kansas, 2008]

Sept 23, 2009
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (98 min.) (1931; dir. Reuben Mamoulian, with Frederic March)
Introduced by Mike Sappol (National Library of Medicine)

Sept 30, 2009
One Million Years B.C. (100 min.) (1966, w/Raquel Welch)
Introduced by Andrew Nolan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Oct 7,2009
Television Evolution
Outer Limits – "The Sixth Finger" (50 min.) (1963, with David McCallum)
Star Trek – "Space Seed" (50 min.) (1967, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban)
Introduced by Mike Sappol (National Library of Medicine)

Oct 14, 2009
The Time Machine (103 min.) (1960; dir. George Pal, with Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux)
Introduced by David Cantor (National Library of Medicine)

Oct 21, 2009
Planet of the Apes (112 min.) (1968; with Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling)
Introduced by Andrew Nolan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Oct 28, 2009
Evolution: What About God? (55 min.)(2002; PBS/WGBH documentary)
Introduced by Paul Theerman (National Library of Medicine), with discussion afterward.