Science Fair – Oct. 7th

On Sunday, October 7th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series kicks off its fifth season with the Montana premiere of the award-winning new documentary, Science Fair.

Hailed by critics as both “brilliant and quirky” and “immensely likeable, and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair.

The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the duPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team of Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front row seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

Science Fair world-premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and has gone on to screen at major festivals around the world, winning several awards.

“An ebullient documentary…Upbeat, optimistic and idealistic, it’s a snapshot of a generation that may yet usher in a brighter, better future.” Newsday

“Inspirational and invigorating.” The Los Angeles Times

“A work of profound cinematic joy.” Hammer to Nail

“Supremely entertaining. This immensely likable Sundance audience award-winning documentary serves as an ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends.” Variety

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue with one screening every other week through April.