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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Lawrence Arts Center Microcinema is teaming up with the Willow Domestic Violence Center for an interactive screening of Weird Science. A panel of entertaining experts delve into the 1980’s film’s scientific missteps, toxic masculinity, and unhealthy relationships with a live panel of experts. Those new to the John Hughes classic will enjoy this concoction of equal parts laughter and cringe while gaining new perspectives.

This event is supported by Science on Screen®, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to design their ideal woman on a computer, and a freak electrical accident brings her to life in the form of superhuman Lisa.


Host: Adrianne Nu├▒ez, Associate Director, External Affairs, The Willow Domestic Violence Center


  • Morgan Johannsen, Scientist
    Fun Facts about Morgan:
    – Chemist and geologist who works with groundwater contaminants
    – One of her favorite pastimes is poking fun at the science in M. Night Shyamalan and other movies
  • Felix Rodriguez, Director of Equitable Practices and Hiring at The Willow Domestic Violence Center.
    Fun Facts about Felix:
    – Knows a lot about diversity, equity, and inclusion
    – Is hilarious
    – Has only seen Weird Science once years ago and might not watch it ahead of time and just make live commentary as he is actively stunned by all of the misogyny, racism, fatfophia, etc. But also might watch it ahead of time.
  • Jason Keezer, Therapist and LCSW at Bert Nash
    Fun Facts about Jason:
    – Local comedian, man about town
    – Key Gen X’r


October 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States

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