Bill Nye: Science Guy

2017 | USA | NR | 101 min.


City Opera House Fri, Jul 28, 2017 6:00 PM
Central High School Auditorium Sat, Jul 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:101 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jason Sussberg
David Alvarado
Produced by:Seth Gordon
Kate McLean
Nick Pampenella
Screenwriter:Jason Sussberg
David Alvarado
Cinematography:David Alvarado
Editing By:Annu Lilja
Music By:Will Ryan Fritch
Cast:Bill Nye
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Heather Berlin


For Bill Nye—yes, the Science Guy—having the eternal adulation of the 90s kids who grew up with his show and now rush to take selfies with him when he’s spotted in public simply isn’t enough. For his second act, Nye has reinvented himself as a passionately vocal defender of scientific concepts like climate change that are under assault from a combination of willful ignorance and blatant political agendas. So the guy who taught a generation of Americans about the joys of the scientific method is back on the beat. These days, creation “museums” are all the rage, and body-building TV weathermen challenge Nye to throw-down debates where he has to defend not only his credentials (don’t worry, Neil deGrasse Tyson has his back), but also science itself. Pairing insight into Nye’s many projects—including work with his mentor Carl Sagan—with informative lessons on modern subjects that would do his old TV character proud, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg give us riveting insight into the intellectual crusader behind the iconic lab coat and garish bow ties in this engrossing new documentary.

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