Science on Screen® with Dr. Temple Grandin

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Limited seating available!

Please note that the Frontiers In Science Lecture in Baker Center Ballroom, on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m., is un-ticketed and seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis.


Join us for a pre-show talk from Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University.

Her talk will be followed by a sensory friendly screening of the HBO biopic, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Our projectionist will keep sound levels slightly below the set range and keep some lights on to create a comfortable setting for all patrons, including those on the autism spectrum.

About the speaker

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Temple Grandin’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Dr. Temple Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970. In 1975 she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University for her work on the behavior of cattle in different squeeze chutes. Dr. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University.

About the film

Director Mick Jackson teams with screenwriters Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson to tell the story of autistic icon Temple Grandin, a woman who refused to let her disorder limit her true potential. Adapted from Grandin’s own writings, the film allows the audience to experience the world much like she does while recounting her colorful life and remarkable achievements from childhood to adulthood.

Doors open at 12:00 p.m.

Event begins at 12:30 p.m.

Science on Screen events offer free admission but are ticketed. Tickets are available in person at the Athena Cinema one week in advance.

For more information on Dr. Grandin’s Frontiers in Science lecture, Educating All Kinds of Minds, click here.



Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Science on Screen program pairs films with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging, offering dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.


Free admission to this event is provided by Arts for OHIO.


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Running Time: 107 min107 MIN
PG Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible