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I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Friday, September 21,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Stone Creek
140 E 27th St. (3/Lex)
New York, NY 10011
This Meetup repeats on the 3rd Friday of every month.
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See Movie ‘Contact,’ Based On Carl Sagan Novel,
At NYC Atheists’ Film Nite on Friday
Starring Jodie Foster, It Pits Science Against Faith
Based on astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous work of fiction, the movie “Contact” features Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway, a scientist (and Atheist) who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact.
“I was startled by how bold this film is,” says film critic Roger Ebert recently. “I was particularly absorbed by the conversations between the Ellie the Atheist and Palmer Joss (played by Matthew McConaughey), the Believer.” And, Ebert adds, “the strength of ‘Contact’ is the way it engages in issues that are relevant and only rarely discussed in the movies.”
NYC Atheists’ Film Club leader Dr. David Orenstein calls it “a love letter to science and space exploration, and also a cautionary tale about the evils of faith and what theists are willing to do to destroy knowledge because it exists outside of their theistic ideas.”
WHAT: “CONTACT” - A film based on the book by famous
astronomer Carl Sagan. Discussion afterward will
be led by the popular Dr. David Orenstein,
anthropologist and educator.
WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Happy Hour - 6 P.M. TO 7 P.M. (Order food!)
Film starts 7 p.m.
WHERE: STONE CREEK BAR & PUB
140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex)
COST: Free. But you are expected to purchase
food and/or drink to compensate Stone
Creek for their space. The food is good,
a notch above usual bar fare, and
reasonably priced. Have supper while