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In more theaters soon: science and cinema

The director of MIT’s Center for Theoretical Physics does not usually prepare for a lecture by watching a Keanu Reeves film. Then again, he doesn’t usually speak about “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.’’

But unusual preparation is required for Edward Farhi’s Jan. 30 talk at the Coolidge Corner Theatre as part of its Science on Screen series. The independent Brookline movie house will show the 1989 film about two slackers who go back in history, and Farhi will discuss the feasibility of time travel. (FULL ARTICLE: Beth Teitell, Boston Globe)