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Science on Screen brings ‘Pi’ to Grand Cinema

The Grand Cinema’s popular Science on Screen film and speaker series will return Monday with “Life of Pi” and a speaker on tiger conservation.

“Life of Pi” is the 2012 multiple Oscar winning film by Ang Lee.

It’s an adaptation of Yann Martel’s fantasy novel of the same name about a young man who survives 227 days on a lifeboat with an aggressive Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The fantasy aspect of the story plays into its main theme: belief versus reality.

Before the film Karen Povey, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s associate curator of education, will give a talk on the role that zoo-based breeding plays in tiger conservation.

Science on Screen pairs noteworthy films with introductions from speakers. The Grand Cinema received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theater to bring Science on Screen to the Tacoma theater.