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Picture a Scientist


MoMI is pleased to partner with Ro*Co Films to bring Picture A Scientist directly to Museum members and patrons for home viewing.

Available to view from home starting June 12.

Tickets: $6.99. (50% of proceeds will go to the Museum if you use this link)

Picture a Scientist

Dirs. Ian Cheney, Sharon Shattuck. 2020, 97 mins. The male-dominated culture of science–replete with bias, discrimination, and harassment towards women scientists–is laid bare and challenged in the new documentary Picture a Scientist. From award-winning directors Ian Cheney (The Search for General Tso) and Sharon Shattuck (From This Day Forward), the film features women devoted to science who have been waylaid by discrimination. To make the scientific enterprise more inclusive, biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring come forward with their own stories, advocating for change and encouraging us all to hope for better and act accordingly. Picture a Scientist was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival (postponed due to COVID-19); Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to partner with the filmmakers to bring this timely film to audiences worldwide. A Ro*Co Films release. View trailer.

On Wednesday, June 17, at 8:00 p.m. EDT, the filmmakers and the film’s subjects will participate in an online conversation moderated by Radiolab’s Molly Webster. Click here to watch.