Join The Field Museum in partnership with the Wilmette Theatre (‘Mette) for movies, popcorn, and science for “Field at the Movies," Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm. We will be screening the "deliciously dark, screwball comedy," film A NEW LEAF followed by a discussion led by The Field Museum’s Matt von Konrat, PhD.
“Field at the Movies” aims to dive into the science behind each of the films that will be shown with a unique perspective from Field Museum experts in the field.
ABOUT THE FILM: "A New Leaf" tells the story of a spoiled and self-absorbed man, Henry Graham (Walter Matthau), who has squandered his inheritance and is desperate to find a way to maintain his lavish lifestyle. Henry sees an opportunity when he meets Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May), an awkward and bookish heiress. Though Henry courts Henrietta, he has no intention of remaining with her, and he develops a surprisingly sinister scheme. As Henry attempts to execute his plan, he finds that seeing it through may not be as easy as he had thought.
ABOUT THE GUEST: Matt Von Konrat --- Originally from Aotearoa-New Zealand, Konrats field of interest has focused on the systematics of pteridophytes and bryophytes, particularly liverworts. He interest also expands to the variety of disciplines that plant systematics has to offer including aspects of plant ecology & biogeography, conservation, reproductive biology, morphology, ultrastructure, and the use of chemical markers. He is also particularly interested in theoretical aspects relating to species concepts and biogeography and how our understanding of these relate to conservation biology and conservation management decisions. In addition, Konrat has deep interests in collection management and digitization (databasing and digital imaging) as well as in citizen science, education outreach and the dissemination of knowledge using various forms of multimedia.
Tickets: $12 / $10 field members