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Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie Film Screening & Reception

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Celebrate science on the green carpet with a film screening & dessert reception! The event features the microdocumentary series Storied Womenhighlighting historic accomplishments of women at MIT, along with the local debut screening of the living history film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and an “edible astronomy” reception featuring Stellar Desserts. 

About The Film: Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity, including her discovery of the elements Polonium and Radium, but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory. Masterfully portrayed by acclaimed living history scholar & playwright Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers explores the tenacity of the human spirit and the enduring allure of scientific discovery.

Panelists include:

  • Meg Rosenburg, PhD, Scientist, Historian & Filmmaker, Storied Women 
  • Anna Frebel, PhD, Astronomer and Professor of Physics, MIT & Creator of Stellar Desserts
  • Jen Myronuk, Producer & Director, Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie
  • Johnathan Carr, Cinematographer & Editor, Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie & Organizer, Storycode Boston
  • Host: Delilah Gates, Graduate Student, Department of Physics at Harvard 

The event is free with RSVP and recommended for kids 10+

RSVP: https://hndfilmapril21.eventbrite.com

Doors open at 6PM

Program starts at 6:30PM – 8:30PM followed by a dessert reception. 

Sponsored by STEM on Stage and co-sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a local Boston based non-profit arts organization supporting independent and public media. 


April 21
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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