Basque Filmoteca. Cinema and Science Season VI

From: Thursday, 12 January 2023

To: Thursday, 23 March 2023

Thursdays in January, February and March, at 7 pm
General admission, 3,5 €. Friends of Artium Museoa, 2 €
Under 25: free admission (at the museum ticket office)
Tickets for sale at the museum box office and 


The sixth edition of this season, organised by the Basque Filmoteca, Donostia International Physics Centre and San Sebastian Film Festival, will continue its decisive search for conveying cinematographic and scientific culture.

Screenings, presentations and debates are the DNA of this season, which is forged from the reasoned and robust defence of cinema and science, including the notable presence of prestigious scientists.



12 January
The Name of the Rose (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1986). Spanish subtitles. 131 min

During the 14th century a Franciscan monk, and his apprentice travel to an abbey to investigate and clarify the mysterious death of a young man. During their stay they suspect that it is really a murder. Fear grips the abbey as more of the dead turn up and they try to uncover the truth.

Introduced by Ricardo Díez Muiño


26 January
Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, 1973). Spanish subtitles. 97 min

The year is 2022 and New York finds itself in unbearably crowded and polluted conditions. The food shortage leads large corporations like Soylent to produce synthetic food to meet the populations demand. When one of the New York elite is murdered, police officer Frank Thorn is sent to investigate the case.

Introduced by Marta Olazabal


2 February
Inherit the Wind (Stanley Kramer, 1960). Spanish subtitles. 127 min

In the 1920s a Tennessee schoolteacher is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibited public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media two of the nation’s leading lawyers go head to head for the prosecution.

Introduced by Montse Hervella


9 February
Madame Curie (Mervyn LeRoy, 1943). Basque subtitles. 124 min

Physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie’s lab. The scientists embark on a shared quest to extract from a particular type of rock, a new chemical element they have named radium.

Introduced by Nerea Zabala


16 February
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1967). Spanish subtitles. 93 min

A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button – and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely  insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the  communists are conspiring to pollute the “precious bodily fluids” of the American people.

Introduced by María Blanco


23 February
Fire of Love (Sara Dosa, 2022). Basque subtitles. 93 min

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things: volcanoes and each other. This couple of French volcanologists dedicated two decades of their lives to the study and  documentation of active volcanoes. With never-before-seen images inside volcanic eruptions, an intimate love story is intertwined within the immensity of the Earth.

Introduced by Juana Vegas


2 March
Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme, 1993). Spanish subtitles. 125 min

Andrew Beckett is fired from his job as a lawyer when his bosses find out he has AIDS. With the goal of suing them for wrongful termination, Andrew tries to find someone willing to defend him. Fighting his own prejudices and understanding it from his own place of discrimination, Joe Miller takes the case.

Introduced by Julio Arrizabalaga Aguirreazaldegui & Carmen Garde Orbaiz


9 March
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis F. Coppola, 1992). Spanish subtitles. 130 min

In the year 1890, a young lawyer travels to a lost castle in Transylvania, where he meets Count Dracula. The count is fascinated by a photograph of a woman shown to him by the young lawyer. He decides to travel to London to meet her. Once there he tries to conquer and seduce her.

Introduced by José Ramón Alonso


16 March
A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001). Spanish subtitles. 135 min

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

Introduced by José Antonio Lozano


23 March
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975). Basque subtitles. 124 min

A white shark threatens a small coastal town in the United States. After attacking and killing a young bather, a group of men set out to stop him. A police chief, an oceanographer and a veteran shark hunter unite to put an end to the attacks that are terrorizing the community.

Introduced by Juan Ignacio Pérez Iglesias


Organised by Basque Filmoteca


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