The Race for the Double Helix with Dr. James Watson
Science on Screen
The Race for the Double Helix
Jeff Goldblum stars as scientist James Watson in this exciting drama from about the 1950s competition to solve one of the greatest mysteries of 20th-century sciencethe structure of DNA
In Person: Dr. James Watson, Co-Discoverer of DNA (Double Helix), Nobel Prize Winner, Chancellor Emeritus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Film / Q&A / Reception / Book Signing
$10 Members / $15 Public
Jeff Goldblum stars as scientist James Watson in this exciting drama from director Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard, L.A. Story) about the 1950s competition to solve one of the greatest mysteries of 20th-century sciencethe structure of DNA, and the personal and political tribulations that accompanied the endeavor. Based on the book of the same name by Watson, the film thrillingly traces the diligent research, creative analysis, and perseverance of Watson and British scientist Francis Crick (Tim Pigott-Smith) as the two non-traditional scientists raced to find the structure of the DNA molecule before their contemporaries did the same. With the help of their colleague, Maurice Wilkins (Alan Howard), they also earned the 1962 Nobel Prize. (England, 1986, 107 min., color, DVD / Director: Mick Jackson / Writer: William Nicholson / Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alan Howard, Juliet Stevenson, Betsy Brantley)
This program is made possible by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743
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