Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy

posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010        

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The University of Arizona’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is sponsoring the special presentation of SIZZLE: A GLOBAL WARMING COMEDY at The Loft Cinema on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM. Writer-director Randy Olson (FLOCK OF DODOS) and UA faculty members will do a Q&A with the audience following the screening.

Tickets on sale at The Loft; General Admission $8.00; Students/Loft Members $5.00.

SIZZLE is a unique hybrid of three genres – mockumentary, documentary and reality – that Variety called, “an exceedingly clever vehicle for making science engaging to a general audience.” It is the only U.S. movie that presents both sides of the global warming issue and is more timely than ever given the rocky waters the global warming movement has recently hit. Dr. Olson, a marine-biologist (Harvard)-turned-filmmaker (USC), also wrote the new book, “Don\’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style.” After the Q&A, he will do a book signing in The Loft’s lobby.

The SIZZLE screening is a highlight of the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences’ (SEES) first annual EarthWeek, March 29-April 2, a celebration of student research in the earth and environmental sciences. Karl Flessa, director of SEES and head of the UA department of geosciences says, “It’s all about science and communicating science. Randy’s participation demonstrates that science isn’t just important, it’s important and fun.”

The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson
520-795-0844/www.loftcinema.com

For more information: gbg@email.arizona.edu



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