Science on Screen


Directed by Denis Héroux

Canada, 1977, 1h 29min, Digital

Science on Screen

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Science On Screen allows us to explore the scientific and technological themes of popular films in dynamic post-screening discussions. The 1977 Quebecois/British co-production THE UNCANNY is an anthology horror movie about misbehaving and demonic cats—we’ve all probably known a few of those in real life. Guest specialists will then join us to fill us in on the real science of feline behaviorism. This will be a hilarious and informative treat.

With Guest Speaker Monica Frenden and Dr. Kim Percival-Leland!

As the Cat Program Manager of Austin Pets Alive!, Monica oversees the adoption and care of nearly 4,000 cats each year. Her passion for improving the country’s feline sheltering systems and love of sassy cats helps save even the most challenging of felines.
Dr. Kim Percival-Leland is from New Orleans, LA and chose to go to Texas A&M University for undergrad and veterinary school. She graduated with honors and moved to Austin, where in 2000, she opened the Cat Hospital of Austin. It was the first hospital of its kind in the Austin area, and Dr. Percival Leland has been committed to providing a caring staff and set of great resources for healthcare for Austinites’ feline friends. Dr. Percival-Leland is committed to adding integrative medicine to the Cat Hospital services; she is board certified as an animal chiropractic, and herbal and nutritional supplements have been added to the practice. She lives with 4 cats, 4 dogs, an 11-yr old (human) son, and her wife, Tiffany.


Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.