Extraordinary Measures At Cinema Arts Centre

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Science on Screen Classic and cult films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science 

Extraordinary Measures 
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30pm
Starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser

Guest Speaker: Dr. Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

“Extraordinary Measures” is a drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children’s rare genetic disorder.  Using the film as a springboard, Dr. Adrian Krainer, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will discuss his genetic research, particularly as it pertains to disease therapy and treatment, on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30pm  at the Science On Screen series at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY 631-423-7610 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org 

http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/extraordinary-measures-with-scientist-dr-adrian-krainer/ 

CAC Members $10 / Public $15. Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

Dr. Adrian Krainer is a Professor of Molecular Genetics, St. Giles Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  Dr. Krainer’s research at CSHL involves gene expression and gene splicing in genetic diseases and cancer.

Extraordinary Measures is a medical drama adapted from a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize journalist Geeta Anand, “The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million—and Bucked the Medical Establishment—in a Quest to Save His Children.”  John (Brendan Fraser) is a biotechnology executive whose two youngest children are afflicted with Pompe disease or acid maltase deficiency.  John tracks down a reclusive research scientist who doesn’t play well with others, Robert Stomehill (Harrison Ford) and along with his wife Aileen (Keri Russell), raises money for Stomehill’s research, forming a new bio-tech company to develop a drug to treat Pompe.    (USA, 2012, 126 min.) 

Science on Screen, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is a program that creatively pairs screenings of feature films and documentaries with lively presentations by scientific experts and technological innovators in order  to advance public understanding of science and technology through film to show how science and technology are woven into the fabric of modern life and can help unlock the mysteries of the human heart as well as elucidating the laws of nature and of the built environment. www.sloan.org   www.coolidge.org

This is a featured program of SPARKBOOM, a collective initiative to create vibrant events and opportunities to foster Long Island’s emerging creative talent. 

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CAC Members $10 / Public $15. Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

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