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The Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) kicks off today in New York. I’ll miss most of the event, but since I have absolutely nothing better to do than sitting on an overnight bus, I’ve decided to go there on Tuesday to attend the “Quirky Science Shorts” event. Lab Waste is screening there, together with eight other shorts.

If you’re in the area, do drop by. That night’s screening is free and doesn’t require any registration.

Quirky Science Shorts
Tuesday October 20
Starts at 8PM according to the ISFF site and 7:30 according to the Bell House site.
(I don’t know which order the films are in)

Location: The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

This is the full blurb from the Bell House site:

“Calling all brainiacs and cinemaniacs…The Imagine Science Film Festival teams up with the Secret Science Club for A NIGHT OF QUIRKY SHORT FILMS, featuring Techno Noir, Animation, Documentary & Music Video. Now in its second year, the Imagine Science Film Festival invites film-makers to submit narrative films with a scientific or technological theme, and films that have a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a lead character. This year, the juried festival attracted hundreds of international entries, and we’ll be showing some of the strangest and best at the Bell House, featuring subjects like madness and molecules, time travel and trans-species friendships, and the dwarf planet Pluto. Check out the following films from the USA, UK, Israel, France, Canada, and the Kuiper Belt: Naming Pluto, Animated Minds, The Moth and the Firefly, PCR Rap, Lab Waste, The Exquisite Corpse of Science, A Micrometer from Here, Natural Selection, and more. Alexis Gambis, the festival’s founder and artistic director, will be on-hand to answer your brainiest questions!

Before & After
–Groove to tunes from our mixology lab
–Vote for your favorite film as part of the Imagine Science Film Festival’s “People’s Choice” award
–Imbibe the wide-angle cocktail of the night, the Digital Zoom
–Pick up some science swag from the film festival’s generous sponsors
—-Participate in our “Sketchy Science” drawing contest. We’ll provide the paper. You draw a scientastic picture.

See, it will be fun.

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Bob O'Hara October 15, 2009 - 5:47 PM

I wish I could be there! Alas, The Beast needs feeding.

Richard P. Grant October 15, 2009 - 9:16 PM

And they’re using _my_ DVD, I believe.

Eva Amsen October 15, 2009 - 9:25 PM

They are! Unless they made a copy, or a master file with all shorts in it so they don’t have to change DVDs in between films.

Richard Wintle October 16, 2009 - 3:34 PM

That’s very cool, congrats Eva. The bus trip will be worth it I’m sure.
On a somewhat related note, your graduate school teaching hospital _alma mater_ is showing _”Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist”:http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=869_, by Carole and Richard Rifkind, on November the 13th at noon. Drop me an email if you want details (you need to email someone in the RTC to register, I guess so they can keep track of numbers).

Stephen Curry October 16, 2009 - 9:49 PM

Best of luck Eva – hope it is well received.
@Richard W. – great minds and all that: I’m hoping to arrange a screening of _Naturally Obsessed_ at Imperial.

Cath Ennis October 17, 2009 - 6:44 PM

It’s a bit of a longer bus trip for me, unfortunately! Enjoy!

Eva Amsen October 21, 2009 - 12:44 PM

It was fun! Updates to follow. Sabbi was there!

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