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Picture A Scientist

Directed by: Sharon Shattuck & Ian Cheney | 2020 | 1h 35m | Unrated

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OPENED ON 6/12/20
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• General Admission – $12.00

You can watch PICTURE A SCIENTIST for 48 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices.


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These are challenging times for everyone and while we have temporarily closed our theater for the greater good, we are truly pleased to announce a new initiative that will allow us to continue sharing cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your house! Thanks to the Science on Screen initiative by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and others, we now have the ability to offer our audience the chance to watch films which have not yet been made available on any other streaming platform! O Cinema has always been your mission-driven, community-based nonprofit art house theater and we remain dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring. Your support with this purchase will help O Cinema remain a cultural and cinematic beacon in our community.

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Our new virtual cinema will allow us to continue sharing curated, cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your home while also helping support O Cinema.

Workplace harassment and discrimination couldn’t possibly exist within the sciences—right? After all, professionals who’ve earned PhDs have reached the top of their respective fields because they share an elite level of intelligence and expertise. In theory, such exclusivity suggests that accomplished scientists, whether male or female, have cemented their individual worth through inarguable mastery. But that’s not the reality. Women’s half of the science equation isn’t any different than other industries, marred by the same harassing male colleagues and imbalanced statistics seen all over the news.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST opens the laboratory doors to confront the largely under-reported struggles endured by women scientists through candid sit-downs with a geologist, a chemist, and a retired biologist. As alarming as it is enlightening, Sharon Shattuck’s crucial documentary uses its interview subjects’ candid anecdotes as fuel for much-needed change. PICTURE A SCIENTIST delivers empowerment and hope by showing how these women are fighting for the equality and respect they deserve, based not only on their professional achievements but also their basic human rights.

On Wednesday, June 17 @ 8:00pm (EST) the film’s subjects and filmmakers will participate in a virtual Q&A moderated by Radiolab’s Molly Webster.

“Picture a Scientist is the documentary we need to continue the call for action, to continue awareness, and to remind those who would abuse a system, we see you.”