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Science on Screen: There Will Be Blood (2007)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Genre(s): Drama, Thriller Rating: R

Science on Screen Film Series All screenings are free and made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and [Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation]( When Daniel Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads there with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the HOLY ROLLER church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday, Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value--love, hope, community, belief, ambition, and even the bond between father and son--is imperiled by corruption, deception, and the flow of oil. (Paramount Vantage) There will be a post show discussion with Dr. Kevin R. Evan from the Missouri State University Geography Geology and Planning department about the science behind oil exploration.

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