Monday, October 16
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1hr 45mins // directed by:Guillermo del Toro // featuring:Mira Sorvino, Charles S. Dutton, Josh Brolin // 35mm

Presented as part of Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City ​Week. 

Before the film, join Dr. Jerome O. Klein, Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, as he discusses insect-borne diseases.

Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) first Hollywood feature is an atmospheric journey into darkness, made terrifyingly complete with intricate design-work from two of the best in the business: Carol Spier (The Fly, Naked Lunch) and Rob Bottin (The Thing). Starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Charles S. Dutton (A Time to Kill), and Josh Brolin (True Grit), Mimic brings the epic battle between man and nature to life when a team of scientists discover that their experiment in genetic engineering has gone horribly awry.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Klein received his undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1952 and his Medical Degree from Yale Medical School in 1956.  He was a Resident in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Boston City Hospital and was a Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases at the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory at Boston City Hospital.

Dr. Klein is Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. He is an attending physician in the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.  He is the author or co-author of more than 500 articles on the infectious disease of infants and children. He is the editor with JS Remington of Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant (WB Saunders, 8th edition, 2016) and author with CD Bluestone of Otitis Media in Infants and Children (WB Saunders,4rd edition, 2007).  Dr. Klein is the recipient of the Distinguished Physician Award of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (1995), the Bristol Award For Distinguished Achievement of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (1995), Clinician of the Year Award of the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society (1996), The Lifetime  Achievement Award for Clinical Research of the Society for Ear, Nose, Throat  Advances in Children (SENTAC) (1998), and the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (2002).

About the Brookline Sister City Project 

In 1985, Brookline resident and educator Maxine Shaw was teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Quezalguaque, Nicaragua. Friends from Brookline visited, saw the need for support, and began sending school supplies. In 1987, an official Sister City relationship was established between the Town of Brookline and Quezalguaque. The Sister City Project has since partnered with the Quezalguaque community in many areas primarily in health care, education, and housing. Water quality is of special interest given community fears that it may be contributing to the unexplained epidemic of chronic kidney disease in the region. 

See brooklinesistercity.org for info about Sister City Week.