"SIZZLE: A Global Warming Comedy" - Meet the Director, One Night Only!

When: March 31, 2010 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The University of Arizona's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, or SEES, is sponsoring a special presentation of "SIZZLE: A Global Warming Comedy." Writer-director Randy Olson will do a Q&A with the audience following the screening. He will be joined by UA climate scientists Julia Cole and Diana Liverman, biologist Lisa Graumlich and journalism professor Jacqueline Sharkey.

"SIZZLE" is a unique hybrid of three genres – mockumentary, documentary and reality – that Variety called "an exceedingly clever vehicle for making science engaging to a general audience." It is the only U.S. movie that presents both sides of the global warming issue and is more timely than ever given the rocky waters the global warming movement has recently hit.

The film screening is a highlight of the school's first annual EarthWeek, March 29-April 2, a celebration of student research in the earth and environmental sciences. Karl Flessa, director of SEES and head of the UA department of geosciences, says, "It's all about science and communicating science. Randy's participation demonstrates that science isn't just important, it's important and fun."

Olson, a marine biologist (Harvard) turned filmmaker (University of Southern California), also wrote the new book "Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style." After the Q&A, he will do a book signing in The Loft's lobby.

The film runs 85 minutes and is not rated. Tickets are on sale at The Loft.


For more information contact Gabriela Guglielmo at 520-621-2027 or gbg@email.arizona.edu

Audience: All
Audience size: Large (101-500)
Price: General $8, Students and Loft Members $5


Campus: Main Campus


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Gabriela Guglielmo Geosciences

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Gabriela Guglielmo