April 13, 2018

Adequate Sleep: Film and Speaker Series to Explore an Increasingly Elusive Dream

WHAT: The Science on Screen® series, matching film topics with expert speakers

Film: Sleepwalk with Me, produced and co-written by NPR storyteller Ira Glass of This American Life, chronicles the real-life challenges comic Mike Birbiglia faced in a stressful stretch of his life, with gigs zigzagging across the country, a long-term romantic relationship stalling and nights spent sleepwalking.


  • Daniel Shade, director of Allegheny General Hospital’s Sleep Medicine Clinic
  • Nurse practitioner Rachel Falsone, specializing in insomnia and sleepwalking         

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, April 26

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA 15143

HOW:  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which supports

Science on Screen at 37 cinemas nationwide


May 31, 6:30 p.m., Babette’s Feast and locavores Leah Lizarondo, co-founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue, and Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz, director of ecology and environment at the Sisters of St. Joseph, Baden

June 28, 6:30 p.m., The Man Who Knew Infinity and quantum physics professor Dr. Harsh Mathur, Case Western Reserve University

The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to dozens of cinemas nationwide, reaching a wide, non-specialized audience.

The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 600 individuals and its patrons among its donors. Their support helps to sustain and expand programming at an independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space. TheTullFamilyTheater.org

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman, Karen@thetullfamilytheater.org, cell 412.671.1456