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Mayor Purzycki Invites Citizens to Enjoy FREE STEM Movie Series at Wilmington’s Theatre N Presented by DuPont Experimental Station

Post Date:07/30/2019 10:30 AM

The science-themed films start today, Tuesday, July 30, and continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening through the month of August

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki invites citizens to visit Wilmington’s Theatre N at Nemours, 1007 North Orange Street, for a FREE film series that will be presented by the DuPont Experimental Station over the next few weeks. The program, entitled “S.T.E.M. Goes to the Movies,” kicks off today, Tuesday, July 30, and continues every Tuesday and Thursday throughout August. The series includes movies, documentaries, and discussions catering to children and adults that showcase the diversity within the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A complete film schedule is included as part of this news release.
“Tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math need to first see what is possible for them in these careers, today,” said Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer for DuPont. “By sponsoring this series of films, we hope to play a part in inspiring the next generation of STEM achievers. That is why we are proud to partner with Theatre N in our hometown of Wilmington.”
Mayor Purzycki today thanked the DuPont Experimental Station for presenting “S.T.E.M. Goes to the Movies,” which includes the following:

Tuesday, July 30: Red Tails (2012) Rated PG-13
10:30 a.m.
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during WWII, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard
Thursday, August 1: Imitation Game (2014) Rated PG-13
6:30 p.m.
During WWII, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Tuesday, August 6: Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017) Not Rated
10:00 a.m.
A documentary about how engineers are responsible for important technological innovations. The film highlights working engineers from different backgrounds. Ages 7 and up.
Thursday, August 8: Me & Isaac Newton (1999) Not Rated
4:00 p.m.
Seven of today’s top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humorous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes them tick than what they have accomplished per se.
Tuesday, August 13: Spare Parts (2015) Rated PG-13
2:00 p.m.
Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this ragtag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT.
Thursday, August 15: Big Hero 6 (2014) Rated PG
11:00 a.m.
This is the story about the special bond that develops between plus-size inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Tuesday, August 20: Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015) Not Rated
6:30 p.m.
This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide.
Thursday, August 22: The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) Rated PG-13
10:30 a.m.
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanjan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.
Tuesday, August 27: Frankenweenie (2012) Rated PG
1:00 p.m.
When a boy’s beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Thursday, August 29: Tomorrowland (2015) Rated PG
11:00 a.m.
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
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