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Science on Screen

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology.

After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

Preceded by the discussion: "The Amazing Brain: Making and Recalling Memories after Brain Injury."

Jenna Griffin-Musick, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Montana, discusses how the human brain encodes memories, and how we communicate those memories. She will also discuss how memory can be impacted when someone experiences a brain injury or neurodegenerative disease.

Free and open to the public!


An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.


Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo
Director: Michel Gondry
Written by: Charlie Kauffman, Michel Gondry
Rated: R
Duration: 108 min
Released: 2004
Genre: Drama/Comedy/Science Fiction

Science on Screen

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind