The Nat, Digital Gym Cinema, and Film Geeks SD have come together once again to offer cinema junkies a new slate of cult science-fiction films every Friday in May for the 2nd Annual Reel Science Film Series: www.sdnat.org/reelscience.
Featured films will be paired with a local scientist who will provide contextualized and corrective feedback about the scientific themes presented following each screening.
In Phase IV, Michael Murphy (Manhattan) stars as James Lesko with Nigel Davenport (A Man For All Seasons) as Dr. Ernest Hubbs, scientists in search of answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population that’s adopted a hive mentality allowing the ants to team with others of their species to create a super colony. In an effort to better understand the intelligent and powerful new life form, Lesko and Hubbs are faced with the choice of either communicating with, or eradicating their antagonists.
Introduction and contextualized and corrective commentary will be provided by The Nat’s Vice President of Science and Conservation and Curator of Entomology Dr. Michael Wall.
Dir. Saul Bass
USA / UK | 1974 | 84 minutes | Rated PG