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1hr 36mins
Directed by
Ron Underwood
Kevin Bacon,
Fred Ward,
Reba McEntire

Free outdoor 35mm screening in partnership with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

The race to higher ground is on when two handymen (Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward) and a local seismology student discover that their little town of Perfection, Nevada, is infested with stinky subterranean man-eating worms. Before the film, Boston College paleobotanist Dr. Paul Strother will discuss how organisms like the creatures in Tremors evolved. 

Handymen Val McKee (Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Ward) are tired of their dull lives in the small desert town of Perfection, Nevada. But just as the two try to skip town, they happen upon a series of mysterious deaths and a concerned seismologist (Finn Carter) studying unnatural readings below the ground. With the help of an eccentric couple (Reba McEntire, Michael Gross), the group fights for survival against giant, worm-like monsters hungry for human flesh. Part modern horror-thriller, part tribute to 1950s low-budget sci-fi films, this is the first (and best!) installment of the Tremors franchise.

Rain Date: Thursday, 7/14

Screenings will take place at sunset at the Greenway's Wharf District Park (located between Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue in Boston).

About the Speaker

Paul K. Strother studied paleobotany at Penn State University and at Harvard University, where he received a Ph.D. in biology in 1980. He is currently Research Professor and part-time Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College, where he teaches courses on the origins of life and paleontology. He has also held short-term visiting research positions at USTL1 in Villeneuve D’Ascq, France and Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. His work is responsible for establishing the fossil record of cryptospores - microfossils used to document the origin of land plants. He currently works on a miscellany of obscure fossil organisms, from euglenids to holozoans to butterflies, which are of some interest to the general evolution of life on Earth. Paul, a long-time Watertown resident, is also the bassist for The Mass Avenaires who play in Central Square most Thursdays.



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