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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Action, Adventure | 1981 | PG. 1hr 58min
CAST: Harrison Ford DIRECTOR: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman SCIENCE ON SCREEN

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Topic: "That Belongs in a Museum!" Indiana Jones, Bones, and the Science of Archaeology

Speaker: Ellen E Moore, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma

Dr. Ellen Moore teaches in Environmental Communication at the University of Washington Tacoma. Prior to teaching in Communication, Ellen worked as a skeletal biologist/forensic anthropologist for the US government. She lives in Tacoma with her husband and St Bernard. Ellen used to work for the US government as a forensic anthropologist recovering MIA remains from southeast Asia. 

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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It is intensely watchable, with the relentless accumulation of effects used here for the purposes of eliciting suspense rather than provoking comedy.
Peter Ackroyd, The Spectator
Yes, it's as entertaining as you have heard. Maybe more so. Raiders of the Lost Ark is, in fact, about as entertaining as a commercial movie can be.
Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
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