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MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. MATRIX:MIDLAND presents fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking, including Nat Geo LIVE, which explores the behind-the-scenes stories⁠ and stunning imagery⁠ from National Geographic's world-renowned photographers, scientists, authors, and adventurers from the comfort of your home.

Upcoming Events

Reel Talks: The Music Man & Sweeney Todd

MAR 10, 2021 / 7:30 PM

MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing MATRIX: VIRTUAL Cinema Discussions. With discussions occurring every other week, be ready to dive right in at 7:30 PM. The event is free but registration is required. 

Why these films:
The transformation of musicals into film can be seen and heard in comparing and contrasting the two films of The Music Man and Sweeney Todd. Both films have common themes - and also radically different subject matter. I will share some of the behind the scenes stories of The Music Man (as told by Shirley Jones) as well as Sondheim's radical approach to the musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Mysterious Seas

MAR 30, 2021 / 7 PM

Get a glimpse into the ocean’s greatest depths—and the fascinating creatures that live there—with two leading marine biologists. David Gruber searches the oceans for bioluminescent and biofluorescent marine species and designs delicate and noninvasive tools for studying and interacting with deep-sea life. Diva Amon participates in expeditions around the world to study the unusual animals living in a variety of deep-sea habitats—and how humans impact them. Through stories and conversation, they’ll shine a light on this dark, cold, and mysterious world. Photo Credit: DIVA AMON

FREE with the purchase of a Virtual Pass.

Reel Talks: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

APR 14, 2021 / 7:30 PM

MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing MATRIX: VIRTUAL Cinema Discussions. With discussions occurring every other week, be ready to dive right in at 7:30 PM. The event is free but registration is required. 

Why these films:
Going through cross-cultural marriage myself, I experienced many comical cultural clashes. I thought this movie would be a good catalyst to discuss impact of family rituals, values, traditions as blended families or mixed race or cross-cultural marriages become more common.

Reel Talks: The Social Dilemma

MAY 12, 2021 / 7:30 PM

MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing MATRIX: VIRTUAL Cinema Discussions. With discussions occurring every other week, be ready to dive right in at 7:30 PM. The event is free but registration is required. 

Why these films:
Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.