Science On Screen Showing Cult Hacker Film ‘Sneakers’

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SFI News:

The popular Science On Screen series returns to Santa Fe this evening, May 8, with Simon DeDeo and the 1992 cult hacker film Sneakers.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, and Ben Kingsley headline an all-star cast in this hacker version of Ocean’s 11, in which a team of computer security experts are recruited to steal a very powerful little box. Cosmologist and mathematician Simon DeDeo shares his knowledge of hackers, cryptography, and systems vulnerability to put this 1992 cult film into perspective.

Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and prices, call the CCA Box Office at 505.982.1338.

Click here to view the online event listing.

The Science On Screen series is a collaboration between SFI and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Santa Fe. During each showing, an SFI scientist presents a favorite film, offering personal perspectives from the world of science. It’s an idea-rich spin on the movies.

The 2013 encore series, presented in conjunction with the Coolidge Corner Theater and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, offers three classic films selected by SFI scientists.

The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research center located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity. The Institute is supported by philanthropic individuals and foundations, forward-thinking partner companies, and government science agencies

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