Sloan Science on Screen Award: Linoleum
Linoleum is the SFFILM Festival recipient of the Sloan Science on Screen Award, a recognition that celebrates the compelling depiction of science in a narrative feature film. Presented through a partnership between SFFILM and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the prize is part of SFFILM’s Sloan Science in Cinema initiative.
Tue, Apr 26 at 7:30 pm
7:30 pm: Screening
9 pm: Award Presentation + Conversation
When a satellite falls from the sky, Cameron (Jim Gaffigan), finds his life upended. This sweet, quirky film leads to unexpected places, as Cameron searches for meaning and adventure amongst the stars.
Presented through a partnership between SFFILM and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Science on Screen Award is a recognition that celebrates the compelling depiction of science in a narrative feature film.
Director Colin West, Actor Jim Gaffigan, Producer Chad Simpson, and Scientist and Professor Indre Viskontas are expected to attend.
When a satellite falls from the sky, Cameron (Jim Gaffigan) finds his life upended. A strange newcomer threatens his job as the host of a quaint children’s science show at the local television station, while his family life begins to crumble. His steely wife Erin (Rhea Seehorn) attempts to guide their wayward daughter, grow her own career, and deal with her husband’s increasingly bizarre behavior. Meanwhile, Cameron steadfastly ignores the series of odd events and mysterious individuals in his small hometown as he obsessively builds a rocket ship from the satellite debris, chasing a childhood dream. This quirky, sweet film leads to unexpected places, unfolding into a profound meditation on love as Cameron searches for meaning and adventure amongst the stars.
An MFA graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Colin West began his career making short films, among them The Immortal Jellyfish (2015), We Were Not Made for This World (2016), Pink Plastic Flamingos (2017), Not Cool (2018), and Look Like (2020). He made his feature debut in 2021 with Double Walker.
Director Colin West
Executive Producer Gabrielle Nadig
Producer Chadd Harbold, Dennis Masel, Chad Simpson
Writer Colin West
Editor Keara Burton
Cinematographer Ed Wu
Music Mark Hadley
Cast Rhea Seehorn, Tony Shalhoub, Katelyn Nacon
Print Source Brain Scratch Productionschad@brainscratchproductions.com
Closed Captions Closed captions are available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a closed-captioning device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org
Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at this event. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a seat with optimal visibility when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@sffilm.org.