Bill Nye: Science Guy
Directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg
BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY Director, Producer and Cinematographer David Alvarado joins us after the screening for a Q&A
David Alvarado is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a passion for science, philosophy, and human rights. After earning his B.A. in Film Production from the University of North Texas, he worked at PBS producing and shooting documentaries. He later earned his M.F.A. degree from Stanford University’s Documentary Film and Video Production program, after which he moved to New York where he founded Structure Films, a documentary film company that produces content about Science, Health, and Technology. David works quite a lot, never takes vacations, and hopes to have a hobby one day.
Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill's mentor Carl Sagan, where he's launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access--as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy--this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. The film features Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and many others.
Running time: 97 minutes
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