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February 9, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Time Details:
2 hours and 8 minutes long, followed by Q&A with epidemiologist Ron Largusa. This film is rated R due to lots of horrific disease moments and gore, along with human violence and a plenitude of adult language. Please note that an R rating indicates kids under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Common Sense Media has not reviewed this adult film. This movie and speaker series continues on the second Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free! Sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
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1:00 p.m. Eureka Library, Dumb Movies with Smart People, Outbreak (rated R), with Ron Largusa.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

In a nightmarish (but cheesy) extrapolation from real events in the nonfiction book The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston, this thriller-disaster film imagines a deadly contagious disease that breaks out first in Africa, and then in a California town, threatening the entire world. Roger Ebert called this idea 'one of the great scare stories of our time, the notion that deep in the uncharted rain forests, deadly diseases are lurking, and if they ever escape their jungle homes and enter the human bloodstream, there will be a new plague the likes of which we have never seen.' 'Don't trust the government to save you' is one of the film's powerful messages, as multiple government agencies prove unwilling or unable to cope, ratcheting up the thrills. How realistic is that? We'll ask epidemiologist Ron Largusa, who's here to tell us what's really what in the real world after this film concludes.

Now Playing: Outbreak 
       Three concerned human faces gaze into space as a monkey hoots.  with Ron Largusa, Epidemiologist

Dumb Movies
with Smart People
Film Series:

Have you ever been watching a disaster movie and thought, 
'Wait, could that REALLY happen?'

Have you ever watched an actor playing a scientist and wondered,
'Is everything they are saying completely made up, or is that really a thing?'

If so, this is the film series for you! All films are on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.


March 9  Dante’s Peak   Speaker:  Brandon Browne, Volcanologist

April 13  San Andreas   Speakers:  Redwood Tsunami Work Group

May 11  Anaconda        Speaker:  Sharyn Marks, Herpetologist

June 8  The Meg  Speaker:  Brian Tissot, Marine Biologist

Note:  The film image above is copyright Warner Brothers and is used here by agreement in accordance with a contract allowing the library to hold a public showing of the film.