Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 2:15 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Edlis Neeson Theater
220 E Chicago Ave | Chicago, IL | 60611
Believing passionately in the importance and impact of science for our everyday lives, filmmakers Clayton Brown and Monica Ross document people driven by a search for scientific truth, whether hot on the trail of the Higgs Boson particle (The Atom Smashers) or done in by an obsession with cold fusion (The Believers). Their latest, We Believe in Dinosaurs, follows the construction of a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark by the Creation Museum in Kentucky, an enterprise claiming to provide scientific evidence for Biblical stories.
This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. A student matinee featuring Clayton Brown and Monica Ross is generously underwritten by Baxter International.
Clayton Brown is a filmmaker and senior lecturer at Northwestern University. Interested in the compelling stories that emerge when people pursue their passions, his work includes Galileo's Grave, winner of the Chicago IFP Production Fund, and The Darkening Sun, a screenplay about the first woman to photograph a solar eclipse. He is a co-founder of 137 Films, a documentary company committed to exploring America’s complicated relationship with science.
Monica Ross is a filmmaker and playwright. Along with exploring America’s relationship with science, she collects home movies and tells stories about women navigating American culture. Her films have screened internationally, including Dinner, a finalist at the Rose d'Or Montreux in Switzerland, The Story of My Life, Women’s National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Atom Smashers (co-directed), PBS's Independent Lens, and The Believers (co-directed), Best Documentary Chicago International Film Festival 2012. Monica is a co-founder of 137 Films where she is currently co-directing We Believe in Dinosaurs.