Cult Classics / Science on Screen®
Deep Blue Sea
National Science on Screen Night!
On an island research facility, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) is harvesting the brain tissue of DNA-altered sharks as a possible cure for Alzheimer’s disease. When the facility’s backers send an executive (Samuel L. Jackson) to investigate the experiments, a routine procedure goes awry and a shark starts attacking the researchers. Now, with sharks outnumbering their human captors, McAlester and her team must figure out a way to stop them from escaping to the ocean and breeding.
Before the film, shark expert Tim Delaney will give a presentation on Shark Portrayal in Cinema, exploring the science of sharks and comparing how sharks on film differ from those in the wild.
An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.
USA | Mexico, 1999, 105 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Renny Harlin