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Science on Screen: Last Breath

Real Art Ways Science on Screen® season invites you to experience the unique combination of a feature film and a relevant talk from a notable local figure in science.

“Gripping and tense.” – BBC 

“…powerful documentary [that] combines reconstruction with original footage.” – Financial Times

93% on Rotten Tomatoes


A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen, but no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archive, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.

6:30: Pre-Film Discussion with Dr. Heather Bennett

Dr. Bennet will give a talk on humanity’s relationship its most indispensable element: oxygen. She will delve into the way oxygen allows life to thrive and how our nervous system responds to environmental changes and stress.

About Dr. Heather Bennett

Dr. Bennett earned her PhD from Brown University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Stockton University in New Jersey. She completed her postdoctoral research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was a recipient of an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on understanding how the nervous system senses, responds to, and compensates for environmental and internal stress. Her work primarily uses Caenorhabditis elegans, a microscopic non-parasitic nematode worm, to investigate such questions.  Dr. Bennett has taught courses in molecular and behavior genetics of neurological disease and the Principles of Developmental Biology. Her work has been published in Genes, Brain, and Behavior, as well as in PLOS One, and the Journal of Immunology. Dr. Bennett is a member of the Sleep Research Society, Genetics Society of America, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Heather Bennett sitting at a microscope in a lab.

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Science on Screen is an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.