Darwin Days 2017 Screening – Inherit the Wind

Presented as part of Darwin Days 2017
Sunday, February 12 at 2 pm
Tickets – $7 General Admission

Join the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)  for a screening of the 1960 film Inherit the Wind, a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial.

PRI Director Warren Allmon will give a short introduction to the film and the trial’s significance to the teaching of evolution.


Teacher B.T. Cates is arrested for teaching Darwin’s theories. Famous lawyer Henry Drummond defends him; fundamentalist politician Matthew Brady prosecutes. This is a very thinly disguised rendition of the 1925 “Scopes monkey trial” with debates between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan taken largely from the transcripts.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Writers: Nedrick Young (screenplay), Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay)
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly

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4:20PM  6:50PM  9:20PM  
Colossal (110 R) 9:30PM  
A Quiet Passion (125 PG-13) 4:20PM  7:00PM  
The Lost City of Z (141 PG-13) 5:00PM  8:00PM  
The Last Shaman (77 NR)
4:50PM  7:20PM  9:10PM