2010-10-29: NCW Event – Science in the Cinema Returns to Los Angeles!

October Meeting — National Chemistry Week 2010 Celebration – Behind the Scenes with Chemistry!

Science in the Cinema Returns to Los Angeles
With the film “The Prestige”
Friday, October 29, 2010
At 6:30 p.m.
Mount St. Mary’s College, Doheny Campus

Rose Hills Auditorium – Ahmanson Weingart Hall (Bldg. #4)
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Prestige is a 2006 mystery thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, with a screenplay adapted from Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel of the same name. This is a story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy while they battle each other for trade secrets. Their friendly competition evolves into a bitter rivalry making them fierce enemies-for-life and consequently jeopardizing the lives of everyone around them. Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, the film features Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. The MPAA film rating for this film is PG-13.

This Halloween-themed event will have a special reception area featuring the science of Halloween. Learn how light sticks glow, how pop rocks pop, the tricks of make-up artists, and many other tricks and treats.

This event is co-hosted by the Women in Science and Health (WISH) club at Mount St Mary’s College, the NSF Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials at Caltech, and the ACS Southern California Local Section. For information contact Bob de Groot at: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu.

Directions: From the Santa Monica Freeway (10), exit at Hoover and travel south about 3/4 mile. Turn left on Adams Blvd. and travel 3 blocks. Turn left on St. James Place and then right on St. James Park. From the Harbor (110) Freeway, exit at Adams Blvd. Travel 1/2 mile west on Adams. Turn right onto St. James Place and right on St. James Park. Ask at the kiosk for directions to the Auditorium and about parking.

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