From the gushing geysers of Giant, to the plutonium-powered time machine of Back to the Future, Hollywood has entertained us with unforgettable, often iconic images of energy. Whether intentional or not, films frequently serve as a snapshot of society, capturing sentiments of each time period. Many films have themes or scenes that memorialize collective optimism, fears, and observations about energy. Using film clips as a historical road map, Energy at the Movies is an entertaining lecture that will enlighten audiences about the ways films influence how we think about energy, and in turn, how we influence energy policy.
All copyrights reserved of their respective corporations. This was an educational event held on the UT campus with support from KLRU TV, Austin PBS. It was sponsored by the American Clean Skies Foundation with additional support by AMD, the CleanTX Foundation, Scientific American and Kulabyte.