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DEATH BY DESIGN, A FILM THAT MARRIES ART AND SCIENCE, TO BE SCREENED AT BARD ON MAY 17

Emily M. Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
05-17-2005
“What lingers are the surprising, revealing visual metaphors for an astoundingly orchestrated process . . . [An] intelligent and imaginative work.” —Walter Goodman, New York Times ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y—Death by Design, a 1985 film by Peter Friedman and neurobiologist Jean-François Brunet, combines the worlds of art and science that illuminate the life of cells. Presented by the Science Program at Bard, the film is free and open to the public. The screening begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Weis Cinema of the Bertelsmann Campus Center. “A perfect introduction to cell biology . . . there can be few happier marriages between the two cultures of scientific enquiry and the humanities than this enthralling documentary,” notes Peter Tallack in Nature. “It stimulates both curiosity and the imagination; illuminates the world of cells with great charm and unpretentious artistry; and explains its biological wonders with poetic clarity. Leeuwenhoek would have been dying to see it.” The film reveals the world of cells “with great charm, while explaining its biological wonders with admirable clarity,” notes Alexandra De Sousa, visiting assistant professor of biology at Bard. “On top of this, it happens to be a very accessible film, delving into a hot area of scientific research. This film exemplifies the case for interdisciplinary exchange between the worlds of science and the arts.” For further information, call 845-758-7512 or e-mail desousa@mail.rockefeller.edu. # # # (5/2/05)

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