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Join us at the Carnegie Science Center's new Rango Theater to view this inspiring film about Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, the father of transplantation!
Showtimes: 4pm & 7pm
Cost: $9.95 for non-members, $7.95 for Science Center members
Relive the start of a medical revolution at Pittsburgh’s most advanced cinema. Burden of Genius tells the story of legendary transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, who took what was once thought only the subject of science fiction—the idea of taking an organ from one person and transplanting it into another—and turned it into an everyday medical miracle, saving the lives of countless patients and transforming modern medicine.
Considered the “father of transplantation,” Starzl performed the world’s first successful liver transplant in 1967, but it wasn’t until he came to the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 that he perfected what was still considered an experimental procedure and helped what was then a Steel City struggling to reinvent itself become "the transplant capital of the world.”
Burden of Genius has captivated film festival audiences all over the world, winning Best Documentary prizes at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Raw Science Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Several showings of Burden of Genius will feature special guests and speakers, including:
**Fri., April 12: In honor of National Blue and Green Day–which promotes the success of organ, eye, and tissue transplantation and the need for registered donors–we will celebrate transplant recipients and donor families at the 4 pm screening. During this and for the entire run, CORE (Center for Organ Recovery & Education) will have a table where visitors can sign up to become organ donors. Those who do so will receive a coupon for a free popcorn at the concession stand.
**Fri., April 12: Following the 7 pm screening, filmmaker Carl Kurlander, known for St. Elmo’s Fire and The Shot Felt ‘Round The World, and director Tjardus Greidanus (The Shot Felt Round The World, New York Heartbeat) will talk about the journey of being one of the producers on Burden of Genius.
Set sail with your teammates on Friday, June 28th for the Gateway Clipper Sunset Dinner Buffet Cruise!
See the flyer below for more information. The deadline for signing up is May 13th.