August Watching Recommendations
This month, we recommend the following science or technology-themed films and television shows which are available for streaming, as well as films at drive-ins including MoMI's new Queens Drive-In opening soon:
Roll into the Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science, a partnership between MoMI, Rooftop Films, and NYSCI. From August to October we will be offering movies for all ages, including premiers of new films, shorts programs featuring local talent, science activations, repertory programs, double features, and more!
SHE DIES TOMORROW
A woman is convinced that her life will end imminently, and her anxiety spreads. Watch at drive-ins and on VOD.
THE BEACH HOUSE
A weekend getaway turns dangerous. Watch on Shudder.
READ MORE: Horror at The Beach House
A historical drama that tells the story of Marie Curie. Watch the film on Amazon Prime. Watch our Science on Screen conversation.
THE BIT PLAYER
A documentary about the "father of information theory," Claude Shannon. Watch on Amazon Prime.
A cosmonaut returns to Earth with an unwanted passenger. Watch via IFC.
A sweeping look at fungi and their use in modern society. Watch via the Rosendale Theatre.
THE HOTTEST AUGUST
A documentary that offers a window into the mindset of New Yorkers during August 2017. Watch via MoMI.
POETRY IN AMERICA
A close reading of poems including Marianne Moore's The Fish, featuring ocean scientists. Watch via PBS.
Based on the Bong Joon-Ho film, a series set aboard a perpetually moving train where social inequality is starkly visible. Watch on TNT or Amazon Prime.
READ MORE: Inequality in Snowpiercer and the Pandemic
An animated series without dialogue, set in prehistoric times, that follows an unlikely friendship between a caveman and dinosaur. Watch on Adult Swim.
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