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Hull Independent Cinema: Science Fair
Tue 20th Nov 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster | 2018 | USA | Cert PG | 90 mins
Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair.
The film, from Fusion Media and directed by the DuPont Award\-winning and Emmy\-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.
Awards and reviews
Winner – Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Sun Valley Film Festival and Portland Film Festival
“An affectionate and supremely entertaining celebration of the all\-American nerd …” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“Inspirational and invigorating.” \- LA Times
SCIENCE FAIR is rated PG. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).