Florida Museum continues free Creative B movie series Friday with ‘Mothra vs. Godzilla’

July 11th, 2012

UF students receive free Butterfly Rainforest exhibit admission July 13 with Gator 1 ID

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History continues its free July Creative B movie series from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday with the showing of “Mothra vs. Godzilla.”

University of Florida students with a valid Gator 1 ID receive free admission to the “Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway” exhibit free each movie night and free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

A guest panel will discuss the art and validity of the science in the films every Friday this month as part of the UF Creative B program. A question and answer session with the audience and panel follows each film.

“As a Creative B partner, the museum’s movie series is inspired by our current temporary exhibit, ‘Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway,’ ” said Tiffany Ireland, Florida Museum education assistant.

The series began July 6 with “The Lost World.” Other films include “Jurassic Park” July 20 and “Anaconda” July 27. Parental discretion is advised.

The Creative B summer program consolidates the collective resources and talents of the many creative programs at UF. Participants may choose from unique courses with an artistic edge, a variety of live cultural performances and a wide range of interdisciplinary summer activities. Visit creativeb.aa.ufl.edu/ for more information.

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Source: Tiffany Ireland, 352-273-2061, tireland@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Laura Caicedo, lcaicedo@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: Paul Ramey, APR; 352-273-2054; pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu

Panelists for the remaining Florida Museum movies include:

Friday, July 13 – “Mothra vs. Godzilla” (1964)

  • Allysa Peyton, assistant curator of Asian art, Harn Museum of Art
  • Akito Kawahara, curator of Lepidoptera, Florida Museum McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
  • Steve Gott, supervisor of herpetology, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • Tim Lawrence, Hollywood, special effects artist and concept sculptor. His credits include “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters,” “Jurassic Park” and “Shrek.”

Friday, July 20 – “Jurassic Park” (1993)

  • Robert Ferl, director, UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research
  • Terry Lott, biological scientist, paleobotany, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Tim Lawrence, Hollywoood special effects artist and concept sculptor. His credits include “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters,” “Jurassic Park” and “Shrek.”

Friday, July 27 – “Anaconda” (1997)

  • Elise LeCompte, registrar, ethnographic collection, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Max Nickerson, curator of herpetology, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Tim Lawrence, Hollywood special effects artist and concept sculptor. His credits include “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters,” “Jurassic Park” and “Shrek.”

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