Gateway Film Center Spotlight Series

The Science of Superheroes

Because we love Science as much as we love superheroes, the Gateway Film Center will host a series of panel discussions with comic book experts, geneticists, molecular biologists, entomologists, and other incredibly brainy people who will seek to exp...

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Because we love Science as much as we love superheroes, the Gateway Film Center will host a series of panel discussions with comic book experts, geneticists, molecular biologists, entomologists, and other incredibly brainy people who will seek to explain the science of superheroes.


The Gateway Film Center will host five discussions through May each taking place directly after a 7 or 7:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday screening of one of the month’s biggest blockbusters.


Thursday May 1 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Hero Fact Vs Fiction
Comic book experts and scientists duke it out over questions like what really happens if you’re bitten by a genetically-engineered spider? Will we ever be able to wall-crawl and swing through the city on our own webs? The panel will be hosted in the lounge by Caroline Breitenberger, Katherine Mollohan, Susan Fisher, Jamie and Teresa Colgrove, and Dr. Rob Pyatt. 

Friday May 9 – Spider-Man 2: The Downright Shocking Truth about Electro!
Is it possible for humans to control electricity? Truth is we already have electric currents running through our bodies. How can we harness that power?! The panel will be hosted in the lounge by Andrew Berger, Howard Yu, David Pignotti, Matt Steinpreis, Dan Mushalko, Jamie and Teresa Colgrove, and Dr. Rob Pyatt. 

Friday May 16 – Godzilla: The Monstrosities of Science
From Frankenstein to Godzilla, what horrors hath science wrought!? Join us for a look at how movies have viewed of science's monstrous potential over the years. The panel will be hosted in the lounge by Aaron Adair, Phil Garrett, Hope Madden, Dan Mushalko, Jamie and Teresa Colgrove, and Dr. Rob Pyatt. 

Friday, May 23rd - X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: The Science of Mutation 
Can genetic mutations really lead to the things we see in the X-Men universe? What types of "mutants" came before us, and what’s the next evolutionary step?  The panel will be hosted in the lounge by Erik Rothacker, Phil Garrett, Dan Mushalko, Jamie and Teresa Colgrove, and Dr. Rob Pyatt.  

Friday, May 30th - Science of Super Heroes Debate: What's More Important Fact or Fiction? The panel will be hosted in the lounge by Sam Handelman, Matt Swift, Jared Gardner, Dan Mushalko, Jamie and Teresa Colgrove, and Dr. Rob Pyatt. 

Panelists and moderators include: WCBE’s Science Emporium host Dan Mushalko, CCAD’s Phil Garrett, Jamie and Teresa Colgrove of Packrat Comics, Columbus Underground’s Hope Madden, molecular geneticists Dr. Rob Pyatt and Dr. Erik Rothacker, entomologist Susan Fisher, and a host of OSU physicists, pop culture experts, and more.

Short Peace

GFC Exclusives  In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic anthology MEMORIES showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo’s spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visi...

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GFC Exclusives 

In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic anthology MEMORIES showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo’s spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films.  

A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award® nominated POSSESSIONS (TSUKUMO), directed by Shuhei Morita (COICENT, KAKURENBO). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal GAMBO, directed by Hiroaki Ando (FIVE NUMBERS!) from REDLINE’s Katsuhito Ishii’s original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION). The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A FAREWELL TO ARMS (BUKI YO SARABA), as MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo’s tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo, while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning COMBUSTIBLE (HI-NO-YOUJIN). 

Prepare your senses for the animated films that are taking the critical world by storm as a new era in anime is ushered in with Katsuhiro Otomo’s SHORT PEACE!

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The Other Woman

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn en...

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After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

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