Girls' POV: Science on Screen®

Runtime: 75 min. | Recommended ages: 10+
This year Girls’ POV looks forward, and back, to celebrate stories of young scientists who are trailblazing creative ways to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. So whether you’re inspired by the historical tale of a 19th century fossil hunter, wanting to watch real-life stories of young innovators  like Gitanjali Rao, or getting Sci Fi with social justice in the Knights in Newark, you’ll see that there’s no science to gender bias; these girls lead the field! Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Presented with support from

Shorts in this lineup:

Not The Science Type: Gitanjali

Gitanjali Rao was named TIME Magazine’s Kid of the Year in 2020 and, at just 16 years old, she’s already an accomplished scientist on a mission to create a global community of young innovators to solve problems all over the world.

Knights In Newark

Armed with her vivid imagination, a young girl engineers a secret project on the roof of her apartment building to protect her immigrant family from the dreaded curse of the Knights in Newark.

Sea Dragon

A young fossil hunter makes a groundbreaking discovery, challenging the worldview of 19th century England.

Generation Impact: The Coder

Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built an app to help kids connect with their incarcerated parents, inspired by her own experience. Now she is creating a coding academy to help other kids do the same.


To realize her dream of launching into uncharted space, a determined astronaut must choose to leave her humanity behind.

7 Planets

A space-obsessed girl realizes that in cosmic matters, it’s all about the long game.



Saturday, March 5th
SVA Theatre
Followed by virtual Q&A with documentary subject Gitanjali Rao


Friday, March 11th
SVA Theatre