March 6: Film and Dialogue Series

Date: 

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

Room 116, Rockefeller Hall

This is a classic film about the showdown between evolution and creation in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. After its release in 1960, "Inherit the Wind" set the tone for cultural imagining of the trial for decades to come. However, the film was a fictionalized account  that served as an analogy for the evils of McCarthyism. How did the film differ from the actual trial? What do thaese changes tell us about the legacy of the evolution-creation debate in the 1960s and today? Come to this film night and find out! Myrna Perez Sheldon, PhD Candidate in History of Science, will lead the discussion.