NIH Science in the Cinema

Science in the Cinema is a FREE film series for the public sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education (OSE), in partnership with the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Every Wednesday between July 11 and August 15, a film with a medical or science-related theme will be shown at 7:00 p.m. After each film, a guest expert will comment on the science depicted in the film and take questions from the audience. This year's themes include genetic engineering, mental health, cerebral palsy, infectious disease, pandemics, history of psychiatry and cystic fibrosis.

All films will be shown with captions. American Sign Language interpreters and real-time captioning will also be provided for the post-film discussions. Those requiring other reasonable accommodations to participate should contact OSE at least five days before the event at (email) [email protected], (voice) 301.402.2470, or (TTY) 1.800.877.8339.

Ticket Information: Tickets for each film will be available at the AFI Silver box office starting at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show only, and are limited to four per person. Reservations cannot be made by phone. A full house is expected every night; you are encouraged to pick up your tickets early.

All films presented on DVD

GATTACA (1997)

Theme: genetic engineering
Wed, Jul 11, 7:00

ELLING (2001)

Theme: mental health
Wed, Jul 18, 7:00


Theme: cerebral palsy
Wed, Jul 25, 7:00


Theme: history of psychiatry
Wed, Aug 1, 7:00


Theme: infectious disease, pandemics
Wed, Aug 8, 7:00

65 RED ROSES (2009)

Theme: cystic fibrosis
Wed, Aug 15, 7:00