Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill’s mentor Carl Sagan, where he’s launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access–as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy–this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. The film features Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and many others.
|6:30pm:||Film, followed by conversation with director David Alvarado, moderated by Sunshine Menezes, University of Rhode Island Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Communication Department of Natural Resources Science and Executive Director of Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting|
|Run time:||97 minutes|
|Director:||David Alvarado + Jason Sussberg|
An efficiently thought-provoking study of what it means to be a rational and analytical advocate for science in an age when deniers of evolution and climate-change often seem to have higher profiles, deeper pockets and louder voices.
...delightful, revealing documentary