AWIS is hosting the first New Zealand women in STEM film festival.
The week-long AUT Women in STEM Film Festival showcases strong female leads in movies based around science and innovation. The line-up includes biopics of inspiring women such as Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood actress who invented the technology behind modern day Bluetooth® (Bombshell), Marie Curie, the first person, and only female, to receive two Nobel Prizes (Radioactive), and wildlife expert Dian Fossey (Gorillas in the Mist); and science fiction thrillers with strong female roles, such as Gravity, Contagion, Arrival and, for a bit of fun, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters.
The festival will be opened by Dame Juliet Gerrard, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. Ticket price includes a drink upon arrival and a drink and nibbles after the movie. All other movies include a drink on arrival.
A prize raffle will be run over the course of the Film Festival, with the winner being drawn on the final night. Profits from the Festival will go towards the AWIS Women in STEM Award.
Friday 1 July, 6pm - Radioactive
Saturday 2 July, 4pm - Contagion
Sunday 3 July, 4pm - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Monday 4 July, 6pm - Ghostbusters
Tuesday 5 July, 6pm - Gorillas in the Mist
Wednesday 6 July, 6pm - Gravity
Thursday 7 July, 6pm - Arrival