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Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton
Drama, Crime, Mystery | 2007 | R. 1hr 59min
CAST: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson DIRECTOR: Tony Gilroy SCIENCE ON SCREEN SERIES


A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.


Join The Grand Cinema for Science on Screen, a program that creatively pairs films with lively introduction lessons by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. This event will include a presentation before the film by Dan Burgard.


Dan Burgard is an environmental analytical chemist and Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry at the University of Puget Sound. His research involves a roadside remote sensing device that measures individual emissions from in-use vehicles. Data like his found VW vehicles were emitting certain pollutants at much higher than expected rates. Burgard has measured the emissions from trucks, transit and school buses, trains, boats, and ocean-going ships in the Pacific Northwest.  He will explain vehicle emissions, how VW was caught, and the possible implications of these emissions on the environment.

"Michael Clayton" is one of the most sharply scripted films of 2007, with an engrossing premise and faultless acting. Director Tony Gilroy succeeds not only in capturing the audience's attention, but holding it until the credits roll.
It's a rare film that can challenge our minds and rattle our nerves so profoundly. This is unequivocally a thriller for adults. A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale.
Claudia Puig, USA Today
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