On Screen/In Person presents Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children

Feb 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Exhibitions & Films Hamilton Auditorium | On Screen/In Person

Cost: $2
Informal Reception with filmmaker: 6:30 p.m.
Film Begins: 7:00 p.m.
Q&A with filmmaker following film

On Screen/In Person brings new, American, independent films and their creators to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. A total of six films and their filmmakers tour across the region each year. Each tour engagement includes a public screening, and a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker. Carnegie Hall has been selected as a host site for the 2016-2017 series.

This programming is made possible by the generous support of the One Foundation and Sarah & Jim Umberger.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. www.midatlanticarts.org

Film Synopsis
Though he is responsible for more than half of the vaccines children receive today, Maurice R. Hilleman spent his life in relative obscurity. His work has impacted nearly every human on the planet and dramatically changed the shape of our world and has made it possible for us to forget the many devastating diseases he conquered. This luxury has caused some to question the need for vaccines all together.

Now, through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rich archival footage, and 3-D animations that illustrate the microscopic world, this biographical documentary puts a human face to vaccine science and reveals the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.