Public health sciences co-presents mini film fest showing of ‘Supernova’

The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is co-hosting a series of film fests for the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read: Wichita alongside the Wichita Public Library and Tallgrass Film Association. The next event is a screening of the movie, “Supernova” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.

Food and popcorn sponsors are Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation and Proud of Wichita, The LGBT Chamber of Commerce. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with guest moderator Robert Miller from CAREpitch and PHS. Food and beverage discounts are offered with a ticket stub.

Each week will feature a new film that, like “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, the book chosen for this year’s NEA Big Read: Wichita, explores caregiving and the universal challenges experienced as one cares for someone with a chronic illness, injury, medical trauma or nearing end of life.