Join us for a special viewing of A New Leaf followed by a discussion led by The Field Museum’s Matt von Konrat, PhD. A spoiled and self-absorbed man who has squandered his inheritance, Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) is desperate to find a way to maintain his lavish lifestyle. Henry sees an opportunity when he meets Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May), an awkward, bookish heiress and botany professor who discovers a new species of fern. Though Henry courts Henrietta, he has no intention of remaining with her, and he develops a surprisingly sinister scheme. As Henry attempts to execute his plan, he finds that seeing it through may not be as easy as he had thought. Plants: In Search of a New Species The Field Museum's Matt von Konrat, PhD., FLS, Head of Botanical Collections, Adjunct Curator & McCarter Collections Manager (early land plants and ferns) will lead a discussion on the science of plants (ferns in particular) and answer questions pertaining to the theme of the film. How scientifically accurate is the portrayal of the discovery of a new species? What is the process of discovery and description of a new species to science? Forty years later, and after 250 years of botanical exploration, are we still discovering new species? Dr. von Konrat will also share some experiences of seeking new species in remote areas of the world – and fun fern facts!
PGfor mild action/peril.
When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups' archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it's too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.
Georgie is a 12-year-old girl who lives on her own in London. She’s happy about it, in fact she’d rather have it that way. She steals bikes with her best mate Ali and sells them on to get by. At home, her flat is filled with magic – the resident spiders are constantly making snarky comments and she seems to be building a strange tower into the sky from her mum’s bedroom. When her estranged father turns up out of blue, she’s forced to confront what’s really going on.
The cultural phenomenon continues on the big screen! Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film experience with a breathtaking, cinematic view of the history-making tour. Taylor Swift Eras attire and friendship bracelets are strongly encouraged!