As part of the National Evening of Science on Screen, the Smith Rafael Film Center welcomes renowned author Louann Brizendine to present and discuss the imaginative yet unconventional movie adaptation of her bestselling science book The Female Brain.

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In her feature debut as a director, Whitney Cummings plays Julia Brizendine, a neuroscientist whose research into the biochemistry of the female brain is illustrated by three couples, played by Cecily Strong and Blake Griffin, Sofia Vergara and Deon Cole, and Lucy Punch and James Marsden. As Julia examines the science behind our romantic impulses, she also attempts to put herself under the microscope after meeting an attractive new subject (Toby Kebbell) for her study. It’s not every day that a scientific text becomes the basis for a romantic comedy! Also starring Beanie Feldstein. Writers: Neal Brennan, Whitney Cummings. Director: Whitney Cummings. (US 2018) 100 min. plus discussion.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where she founded the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic. She is the celebrated author of the bestsellers The Female Brain and The Male Brain.

This presentation is part of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®, a series pairing film screenings with lively scientific discussions – an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM: $13 General  |  $9 CFI Members
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