[(S o S)] Presents: Empire of the Ants

PG, 90 minutes

Our fourth night of Science on Screen is Empire of the Ants, with a post-movie discussion led by May Berenbaum, Professor and Head at the Department of Entomology at UIUC and Founder and Organizer of the Insect Fear Film Festival

Con artist Marilyn Fryser (Joan Collins) has a steady and profitable racket. Along with an unscrupulous ship captain (Robert Lansing), she takes gullible investors on a cruise of the Everglades and persuades them to invest in a housing development that will never be. But when she and her latest group of suckers go ashore on a small island, they’re horrified to discover that illegally dumped toxic waste has created a breed of giant ants set on human destruction.

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

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