The Neuro Film Series
The Neuro Film Series presents Superman. Superman is a
1978 British-American superhero film based on the DC Comics
character of the same name. The film depicts the origin of
Superman, from infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and growing up in
Smallville. Superman is divided into three basic sections, each
having a distinct theme and visual style. The first segment, set on
Krypton, is meant to be typical of science fiction films, the
second segment, set in Smallville, is reminiscent of 1950s films,
and its small-town atmosphere is meant to evoke a Norman Rockwell
painting. The third (and largest) segment was an attempt to present
the superhero story with as much realism as possible, relying on
traditional cinematic drama and using only subtle humor instead of
a campy approach. Superman was released with critical acclaim and
financial success. It was nominated for three Academy Awards
(Editing, Music (Original Score) and Sound and received a
Special Achievement Award for its visual effects. The film's legacy
helped to foster the establishment of the superhero film genre.
Superman is a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things
we never really get tired of: adventure and romance, heroes and
villains, earthshaking special effects and wit.
Alyson Fournier, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Brain Tumour Research Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital will be our host for this film. Dr. Fournier’s research program at the Fournier Lab (The Neuro) focuses on the molecular and cellular biology of neurite outgrowth and growth cone guidance. A fuller understanding of the mechanism of outgrowth inhibition will be used to develop strategies to promote regenerative growth. Dr. Fournier will speak about her research; she will touch on spinal cord injury and will invite questions following the films end.
Discover science at the movies on January 19, 6:30 pm at the Neuro Film Series!
Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn)!
We look forward to seeing you there!