Science Matters/Brilliant Darkness & Shorts with Emily Driscoll

Mon, 06 March 2017 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

To celebrate our Ten Year Anniversary at Imagine Science Films, we are celebrating our 2nd edition of our monthly series Science Matters. The purpose is to foster a consistent, active dialogue between scientists and filmmakers year round. This month's theme is conservation and women in science.

We are very thrilled to welcome back ISF friend Emily V. Driscoll to Bowery Poetry Club where she will be screening her film BRILLIANT DARKNESS: Hotaru In The Night. The short film explores efforts to save fireflies and nocturnal habitats in Japan and the United States. The film considers the challenges, implications and significance of night and its crucial role in animal biology and life cycles.

Emily is a documentary producer and the founder of BonSci Films, a production company specializing in science and art documentaries. Her award-winning documentaries have aired on PBS stations and screened at museums, film festivals, theaters and universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Recent films include 'ShellShocked', 'Invisible Ocean', 'Brilliant Darkness' and 'Masterpiece in a Mill Town'. She produces short films for Science Friday as well as the Museum of the City of New York, Spectrum News, The Fitchburg Art Museum, NBC Mobile, and artnet. She taught production at New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) and has a master's degree from the same program.

Don’t miss this special Science Matters evening held at Bowery Poetry Club on March 6th from 6-7:30pm.

6pm: BRILLIANT DARKNESS: Hotaru in the Night & In A Flash: Firefly Communication followed by a series of shorts focused on women in science

7pm: Q & A and drinks with filmmaker Emily Driscoll

Save the Date - tickets available for $8 online and $10 at the door. Visit: for tickets online.