DENVER—June 16, 2014—A summer tradition returns! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Film Society are partnering to present the fourth annual Sci-Fi Film Series this summer.


Beginning Wednesday, July 9, the series will feature a lineup of five science fiction films, hosted by Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and film professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Post-screening discussions will break down the science behind these alternative possibilities and separate fact from fiction.


Sci-Fi Film Series

-Wednesdays, July 9–August 6, 7 p.m.
-Venues: Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Sie FilmCenter at the Denver Film Society
-$12 Museum or DFS member, $15 nonmember, $8 student
-$50 series member, $65 series nonmember

Wednesday, July 9: Upstream Color with health scientist Nicole Garneau, Sie FilmCenter

Wednesday, July 16: Journey to the Center of the Earth with earth scientist James Hagadorn, Sie FilmCenter

Wednesday, July 23: Europa Report with space scientist Ka Chun Yu, Sie FilmCenter

Wednesday, July 30: Alien with invertebrate zoologist Paula Cushing, Phipps IMAX Theater

Wednesday, August 6: Gravity with space scientist Steve Lee, Phipps IMAX Theater


Learn more at


Media Contacts
Maura O’Neal: 303.370.6407, [email protected], Denver Museum of Nature & Science

JoAnna Cintron: 303.595.3456, [email protected], Denver Film Society


About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check or call 303-370-6000.
Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.


About the Denver Film Society

Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Starz Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, the Film Society provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of the Denver Film Society, the Sie FilmCenter, is Denver's only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary - over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. DFS's one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.


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