The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King journeys to the African savanna, where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the treasured characters from Disney’s 1994 animated classic to life in a whole new way. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Duration: 118 mins. | Rating: PG
Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this, “absolutely enthralling” (Rolling Stone), sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Duration: 124 mins. | Rating: PG-13
When a teenager encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends name him "Everest" and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of a wealthy man and a zoologist intent on capturing the Yeti.
"Abominable features one of the most nuanced and likable young heroines in recent animated feature history. And for a film that often seems to be working off a checklist, it ends up being a memorable time at the movies." Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
Duration: 97 mins. | Rating: PG
The Polar Express
Opens November 29 For A Limited Time!
Watch snowflakes float down the giant screen and feel the train rumble via 30,000 watts of digital surround sound when The Polar Express arrives at OMSI’s Empirical Theater this holiday season.
Directed by Oscar® winner Robert Zemeckis and starring two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, the film is based on the classic Caldecott award-wining children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg. Book your tickets now for this enchanting story of a young boy’s extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and his discovery that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Tickets available now! Purchase online, by telephone (503-797-4000) or at the OMSI box office.
Duration: 100 mins. | Rating: G
Reel Eats: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Each curated bite is tucked away in different numbered boxes matching key moments in the film, enhancing the narrative in electrifying ways. Come join us for this quarterly film series and experience the silver screen like never before.
6:15PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted with a tray of numbered boxes
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:15PM | Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Duration: 1 hr. 37 mins. | Rating: PG13
Tickets: $35 per person (due to the nature of the event, no dietary restrictions can be accommodated)
The Empirical Theater seats 300 guests. Due to event logistics, we sell a maximum of 250 tickets to this event so there is no need to arrive extra early to reserve a seat. Doors open at 6:15pm and we aim to begin the event promptly at 7pm.
The tasting menu that accompanies the film consists of 8 food items that average 3 bites. If you would like to purchase beverages or additional food from the Empirical Café prior to the event, please plan on arriving early. The café will be open until 8pm should you wish to get something additional during the movie.
ABOUT THE FILM
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Impossible Science LIVE
Jason Latimer, World Champion of Magic and the Curator of Impossible Science, will change your understanding of what is possible!
Impossible Science LIVE’s unique blend of science and magic takes audiences on the journey of making the impossible possible through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. From the foundation of all science and discovery to the leading edge of technology and innovation, this live performance demonstrates how the right question changes everything. Latimer integrates all fields of science into mind-blowing illusions that will inspire your sense of wonder.
Learn how to see beyond the illusion! Challenge your understanding of physics as Latimer walks through solid objects. Discover the power of curiosity and chemistry as he forms water into objects. From bending light with his hands to drawings that come to life, you will not want to miss this wonderful science experience.
“Our next cure, next technology, or next revolutionary change will come from a question that has never been asked. It's wonder that changes the world. It’s the right question that changes everything.”
Reel Science: The Divided Brain
FEB 25, 2020 | 6:30PM (doors at 6:15PM) | All Ages | Free Parking
6:30PM | Intro and Movie: The Divided Brain (Duration 1hr 18mins | Rating: NR | Year: 2019)
8:00PM | Panel discussion with moderator: Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD, Psychologist, Founder of Prosilient Minds
- Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, Co-Founder of Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind
- George A. Keepers, MD, Carruthers Professor & Chair, Dept of Psychiatry at OHSU
- Shannon McClure, Art Integration Specialist, The Right Brain Initiative, RACC
Tickets: $7/non-members | OMSI members receive 15% off (TICKETS ON SALE JAN 6)
ABOUT THE FILM
A film which explores a radical new idea - is there an imbalance between our brain hemispheres that is affecting how we live in our modern society?
THE DIVIDED BRAIN is the mind-altering documentary inspired by the book, “The Master and His Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist. It features Iain McGilchrist with dueling scientists that include Onur Gunturkun, Jill Bolte Taylor, Leroy Little Bear, Colwyn Trevarthen, and more plus the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, actor John Cleese, and your brain.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Debra Pearce-McCall is a licensed clinician and an executive and leadership coach. Since 2005, Dr. Pearce-McCall has been an educator, innovator, and leader in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, focusing on translating science into meaningful and impactful applications for leaders, coaches, and clinicians. She serves on the board of directors and helped to grow the international organization for people from multiple disciplines who apply IPNB in their work, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (Iain McGilchrist is on the advisory board of GAINS), and she developed and teaches Ethics through an IPNB lens, currently offered through PCC. Dr. Pearce-McCall has published numerous articles and is working on a book about relational neuroscience and everyday leadership moments.
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT is a therapist, mentor, and author who delights in integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. For 28 years, her work has focused on supporting trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds reshape their neural landscape to support a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. Her books include Being a Brain-Wise Therapist, The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook, The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (co-edited with Susan Gantt), and The Heart of Trauma (based on the work of Stephen Porges and Iain McGilchrist).
George A. Keepers, MD, was named Chair and to the Carruthers professorship in the Department of Psychiatry in the OHSU School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Keepers, a 1977 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, completed residency training at OHSU in 1981. Under his leadership the residency training program developed into a top tier training program. In 2001, Dr. Joseph Bloom, Dean emeritus, asked Dr. Keepers to serve as interim chair of the department. As interim chair, Dr. Keepers has emphasized growth in the research mission of the department and enhancement of its excellent educational programs. His current clinical and research interests are in the field of neuropsychiatry. He is particularly interested in Attention Deficit Disorder and is the director of the OHSU Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic.
Shannon McClure has worked together with youth, families, artists, community leaders, educators and administrators to generate movements for positive change over the past 14 years in Portland. Ms. McClure is an Arts Integration Specialist with the Regional Arts and Culture Council, a K-12 teacher, and a former assistant principal. In 2018, she founded Our Turn, a community resource for Equity based experiential learning and coaching. Through adult and youth education, professional development for teachers, and equity policy, she seeks to promote better outcomes for historically marginalized populations. Ms. McClure has a background as a gallery curator and visual artist as well, most recently returning from an artist residency in Arusha, Tanzania this past December.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies and documentaries to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-797-4529.