SCIENCE. ART. FILM Interstellar + Panel

Matthew McConaughey leads as Cooper in this Christopher Nolan science fiction epic, starring alongside Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, and Matt Damon. In the wake of ecological collapse, Cooper must pilot a team in search of a suitable alternate planet if the species, and his children, are to survive. While Nolan once more delivers a compelling story illuminated by gripping performances from his ensemble cast, it is the Oscar and BAFTA-winning visual effects that make Interstellar a truly memorable film.  
Interstellar paints a fascinating speculative picture of agricultural and technological futures. Join us after the movie for an insightful panel discussion exploring the significance and possibilities of the techno-imaginaries shown in the film and their implications for our society. 
‘Like the great space epics of the past, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar distils terrestrial anxieties and aspirations into a potent pop parable, a mirror of the mood down here on Earth’ – The New York Times 
This screening is part of the SCIENCE. ART. FILM. series presented by the National Film and Sound Archive, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and ANU Humanities Research Centre.


Dr Ehsan Nabaviis a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and Head of the Responsible Innovation Lab at the Australian National University (ANU). As an engineer-sociologist, his research explores the intersection of technology and society. 

Chris Kourloufas is an Aeronautical Engineer with a creative streak who enjoys weaving futures techniques like speculative design into his work. He currently works at the ANU Institute for Space, where the mission is to connect ANU space research with society’s biggest challenges to deliver positive impact. He sees space as more than rockets and astronauts, and is interested in the narratives and mythologies Australians use to shape our understanding of space. 

Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the Head of the Popsicule – ANU’s Science in Popular Culture and Entertainment Hub. Her research explores the cultural meanings of science in pop cultural media.  


Date & time

Wed 15 May 2024, 6pm


National Film and Sound Archive


Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens


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