UCLA Science in the Media: "The Fly Room" Film Screening and reception

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Hi all, this is Saori, one of the members in the Artist & Scientist meetup group.

We're kicking off our inaugural "Science in the Media" lectureship at UCLA featuring Alexis Gambis, M.F.A., Ph.D., who will be screening and discussing his first feature film, The Fly Room, on Friday, January 8, 2016.

The Fly Room is a sweeping, yet intimate portrait of the complicated relationship between Calvin Bridges, father of modern genetics, and his wide-eyed, ten-year-old daughter Betsey. The story highlights one of the most important scientific laboratories of the 20th century, the original Fly Room laboratory at Columbia University. At the forefront of the film is a dramatic narrative about a girl’s quest to understand her father through his research while emphasizing the importance of model organisms such as the fruit fly, in understanding fundamental laws of biology that have shaped our understanding of who we are.

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