Suspended Animation: Flatliners
OCT 19, 2011 | 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
October 19, 2011: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Legendary filmmaker Joel Schumacher will present his classic feature Flatliners
, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, and Julia Roberts. Flatliners
explores the realm of the afterlife through the story of medical students whose experiments with near death experiences go awry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the scientific theories addressed in the film and the science of death. The panel will be moderated by Radiolab host Jad Abumrad (2011 MacArthur Award winner) and includes director Joel Schumacher; Benjamin Abella, M.D.; and Christian Macedonia, M.D.
Sponsored by Science & the Arts, the Imagine Science Film Festival and the National Academy of Sciences Science and Entertainment Exchange.