Movie Nights


Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. After we all click PLAY at the same time, we’ll watch the movie, then re-group for more discussion.

Tuesday, May 18  - The Impossible (2012) 
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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This month, we will watch "The Impossible," a 2012 film set during the massive 2004 earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami. Our guest researcher is Dr. Nathan Becker from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

In this disaster movie based on a true story, a British family’s Christmas vacation in Thailand becomes a terrifying nightmare when a tsunami roars inland, destroying everything in its path. The movie depicts the tsunami with remarkable accuracy and visceral terror.

PLEASE NOTE: The MIT Museum cannot stream these movies directly. Participants will need to stream, rent, or purchase the films themselves, or simply join us for the discussion.


The MIT Museum aims to make its online programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Live closed captioning services (CART) will be provided when requested at least two weeks in advance of a program. Please email to request CART services or suggest other accommodations that would help you fully participate in this program.