Off the Screen: Imagine Science Film Festival

Friday, August 22, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

$10 General/$5 Member

Co-presented by the San Francisco Film Society

New York–based Imagine Science Films promotes and showcases dialogue between scientists and filmmakers. Each year, ISF hosts a festival of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. The theme for 2014 is Time in all its variants: time-lapse film, the age of the universe, time travel, the genetics of aging, and more.

As a precursor to the festival in New York City (happening October 17–24), Imagine Science Films brings their first West Coast program to the Exploratorium. “Experiments on Film” presents inventive takes on the science experiment. These movies range from a mouse-eye view of a memory experiment to magnetic fields made visible to bacterial and fungal growth as artforms to films made both by and for apes.

In addition, the program offers opportunities for deeper thinking and discussion surrounding film topics through an informal atmosphere featuring a bar and a panel discussion.

Imagine Science Films is a nonprofit committed to drawing attention to the sciences, whether through art or community outreach. ISF encourages a greater collaboration between scientists and filmmakers, ultimately making science accessible and stimulating to a broader audience.


Synesthesia (Terri Timely, USA, 2009, 4 min.)

Micro Empire (Clemens Wirth, Austria, 2012, 2 min.)

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family (Rachel Mayeri, USA, 2012, 12 min.)

Magnetic Movie (Semiconductor, UK, 2007, 5 min.)

Blank (Boris Hars-Tschachotin, Germany, 2011, 6 min.)

Planet Z (Momoko Seto, France, 2011, 10 min.)

Gowanus Canal (Sarah Christman, USA, 2013, 7 min.)

Amy Karle's Biofeedback Artwork (Amy Karle, USA, 2011, 3 min.)  |  With Artist and Filmmaker Amy Karle in Person

Capucine (Luis Nieto, France, 2010, 43 min.)

Compressed 02 (Kim Pimmell, USA, 2012, 2 min.)