The Body in a Cinematic Vein
In conjunction with NLM's Dream Anatomy exhibition, the library is hosting a free public film series, Cinematic Dream Anatomy. The series offers a mix of imaginative popular movies with anatomical themes.
All movies will be shown with open captions in the Lister Hill Center Auditorium (first floor, Bldg. 38A). A sign language interpreter will be available for the introduction of each film. Call 496-5963 to verify show dates, times and titles, as well as possible last-minute changes in NIH security measures.
The films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 14, except Oct. 31 when the movie will show at 12:30 p.m. Schedule may change without notice. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Oct. 17, Fantastic Voyage (director Richard Fleischer, 1966, 100 minutes, PG)
The original psychedelic inner-space adventure. When a brilliant scientist falls into a coma with an inoperable blood clot in the brain, a surgical team embarks on a top-secret journey to the center of the mind in a high-tech military submarine shrunk to microbial dimensions. Starring Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch.
Oct. 24, Osmosis Jones (directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, 2001, 96 minutes, PG)
About two-thirds animation and one-third live action, Osmosis Jones is a cop movie spoof set inside the human body. The title character is a street-smart white blood cell, working as an agent for the immune system. Starring Bill Murray, Chris Rock, David Hyde Pierce, Laurence Fishburne and William Shatner.
Oct. 31, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (director Charles Barton, 1948, 83 minutes, NR)
A sharply written parody of 1930s horror films, this is a tale of two baggage handlers who undertake to transport corpses. Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Béla Lugosi.
Nov. 7, Gross Anatomy (director Thom Eberhardt, 1989, 109 minutes, PG-13)
Comedy drama about an independent, freewheeling med student enrolled in the toughest course in the curriculum Gross Anatomy. Starring Matthew Modine, Christine Lahti and Daphne Zuniga.
Nov. 14, Innerspace (director Joe Dante, 1987, 120 minutes, PG)
This clever comedy about a miniaturization experiment stars Martin Short as a hypochondriac, Dennis Quaid as a miniaturized test pilot who is accidentally injected into him, and Meg Ryan as an investigative reporter who is the test pilot's girlfriend.
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