Chases in the movies

January 19, 2016 | 10:56 AM

The Science in the Movies film series showcases Hollywood’s sharp turns, big jumps, and quick reversals in "They’re After Us! Chases in the Movies."

The event will be Sunday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium, located in Julian Hall on the MacMurray College campus. All showings in the series are free and open to the public.

Joanne Budzien, assistant professor of physics and the organizer of the series, will show clips of blockbuster films and discuss whether what’s on the silver screen squares with the natural and physical sciences. Snacks will be provided, and everyone is welcome to bring their own favorite movie snack and enjoy the show.

Children are welcome with adult supervision. Even though the clips are edited for language, excessive violence, and adult situations, some film segments show people in extreme danger and may be too intense for very young viewers.

The events are held on Sunday each month at the same time and place in Julian Hall, located on Clay Street in Jacksonville between the Henry Pfeiffer Library and Freesen Football Field on the MacMurray campus.

Sponsored by the MacMurray College Division of Social and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Science in the Movies looks at whether Hollywood special effects and technology are good, bad, or ugly science.

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