Day of the Dead Science On Screen featuring THE MUMMY
This installment of Science On Screen is in collaboration with The Orlando Science Center and their blockbuster exhibit Mummies Of The World produced by American Exhibitions.
Dr. Lana Williams from the UCF Anthropology Department will speak before the film about the science of real mummies and movie mummies using movie posters from the 1930s & 40s.
Stay after the film for an audience q&a!
Noted cinematographer Karl Freund (Metropolis, Dracula) made his directorial debut in Boris Karloff’s second greatest horror role as The Mummy. Buried alive for trying to restore life to his great love, it is he who is accidentally revived by an overeager archaeologist. Moody and foreboding, this tragic tale of love lost over the centuries moves ceaselessly forward towards its inevitable destiny.
USA, 1932, In English, 73 min, Unrated, Directed by Karl Freund
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Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told.
Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years. A fascinating mix of old and new, this captivating collection bridges the gap between past and present with contributions from 10 world-renowned Institutions and two private collectors.
Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits featuring 3-D animation, explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. Using state-of-the-art scientific methodology, discover how modern science enables researchers to study mummies through innovative and non-invasive ways, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.
What secrets do mummies hold about the past? What clues do they bring us for the future? A journey awaits as we unravel their mysteries.
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- Sun, 11-1