AAUW Palo Alto and Palo Alto PTA Council Sponsors Film Screening of Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie
Date: January 20, 2018 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm at Media Arts Center, Palo Alto High School, Embarcadero Ave. at El Camino Real
Free with RSVP: https://mariecuriefilmjan20.eventbrite.com –Space is limited!
As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Sklodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory.
What if she could tell her story?
This film invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements —polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures, and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist and husband Pierre Curie.
Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers is the cinematic version of the acclaimed one-woman theatrical show. As an immersive science film, this unique format breaks the wall between live theater and cinema, past and present, scholar and performer.
Event includes post screening Q & A with filmmaker Jen Myronuk and science trivia with prizes!
This film is highly recommended for adults, middle school and high school students.
Sponsored by AAUW (American Association of University Women) and the Palo Alto PTA Council. For more information about AAUW Palo Alto, please visit https://paloalto-ca.aauw.net/