Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Gravity + Shorts (Nose Hair & Distemper)

Cuarón’s unparalleled outer-space adventure, introduced by a physician who specializes in the effects of social isolation on the brain.

$20-75; one ticket admits one car


Sat Jun 5 8:00 PM

The Films


Alfonso Cuarón | US, UK | 91

With Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. Cuarón’s astonishing big-screen adventure, which earned the director an Academy Award, is a depiction of life in the midst of profound, terrifying aloneness. A survival story told from the perspective of an astronaut, played by a committed Sandra Bullock, after a technical malfunction leaves her stranded in space. An uncanny visual experience, Gravity moves and feels like no other film before or since. Rated: PG-13

Nose Hair

Louis Morton | US | 10

Featuring the voices of Jayden Mason, Eastaugh, Ryan Lacey. This charming animated short follows a young boy with anosmia—loss of smell (a common symptom of COVID-19)—who learns to use the condition to his advantage. Nose Hair was produced with support from a grant awarded by USC in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Not Rated


Elias Plagianos | US | 18

With Abigail Hawk and Chiké Okonkwo. This short was inspired by the true story of LGBTQ icon Dr. Louise Pearce, a pathologist who, in 1918, helped find a cure for sleeping sickness and saved an estimated two million lives. Produced with support from an award by the North Fork TV Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Not Rated

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
9:00 PM
Nose Hair Begins
9:15 PM
Distemper Begins
9:35 PM
Introductions by Dr. Karen Nyberg & Dr. Alexander C. Stahn
10:00 PM
Gravity Begins
This screening is made possible with the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

With an introduction by Dr. Alexander C. Stahn—Assistant Professor of Medical Science at Penn Medicine and member of the European Space Agency’s Isolation Steering Committee focusing on the neurobiological effects of gravity and extreme environments and developing strategies for future isolation and confinement studies—about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the study of the effects of isolation.

All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the main entrance at 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway exit 9P.

Use Grand Central Parkway Exit 10W to Corona Ave, OR the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

For complete Drive-In FAQs, head here.


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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