Science on Screen Showcase
Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.
Isaac Ezban / Science on Screen Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Sci Fi / 100 minsRaúl Mendez stars in this dazzling nail-biter about two brothers being chased by a detective who become trapped in the staircase of a 9-story building, seemingly cut off from the real world. With no way to get in and out, the three are left to decipher the mystery behind their circumstances. Meanwhile, a family is trapped in a never-ending deserted road, also left to try to find answers for their illogical conundrum. As the two initially disparate narratives begin showing similarities, it becomes increasingly clear that both risk being stuck in these time-loops forever, in this mind-bending thriller.
Juan Passarelli; Mathew Charles / Science on Screen Showcase / Uruguay / 2014 / Documentary / 97 minsIsrael Ticas, aka The Engineer, is the ONLY criminologist using forensic anthropology in the entire country of El Salvador. As an advocate of the dead, he works hard to identify remains that are buried deep in the jungle.