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The Bozeman Film Society concludes its popular Science On Screen film series at the Ellen Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, with the thrilling space and science adventure “The Martian.”

Montana State University Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology professor Dr. Mac Burgess will introduce the Oscar-winning film. His presentation “From Mars to Montana: The Dirty Secret Behind Soil,” uses humor and real science to share the reality of growing food in poor Martian soil – and draws a few parallels with soil closer to home.

“The Martian” is set on Mars, where astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived. Stranded and alone on the hostile planet with only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to survive and find a way to back to Earth.

“The Martian” is a collaboration with Gallatin Valley Farm to School. Tickets are $8.75 general admission and $8.50 for students and seniors (plus fees) at (406) 585-5885, or by visiting the Ellen’s box office.

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