Film Screening: Sneak Preview of Laws of the Lizard + Q&A with Filmmakers

The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents a free public lecture and screening by filmmakers Nate Dappen and Neil Losin! When scientists ask big questions about the laws of nature, they sometimes seek out improbable partners—such as lizards—to find the answers.

In their new documentary, Laws of the Lizard, award-winning filmmakers Nate Dappen and Neil Losin partner with scientists to tell the surprising story of anole lizards. During a year-long quest that took them from tiny Bahamian islands to Caribbean rainforests and to metropolitan Miami, Dappen and Losin capture cutting-edge science, new anole species, and never-before-seen behaviors. They quickly came to understand why Jonathan Losos, Harvard evolutionary biologist—and anole lizard expert—humorously says “Any study you do is more interesting if you do it on anoles!”

Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History for a special preview screening of Laws of the Lizard—coming to the Smithsonian Channel in 2018—followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Harvard Professor Jonathan Losos.

To see more information about this free event in Cambridge, please click here

Film Screening (51 minutes). Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.


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Date & Time

  • Mon, December 11, 2017
    6:00 pm — 7:30 pm


Free and open to the public.


  • Film
  • Lectures / Talks
  • Museums / Attractions