Pirates! Band of Misfits

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Phone: (517) 884-0901
Presented by Rich Bellon, MSU Department of History & Lyman Briggs College. Charles Darwin has been portrayed in numerous serious films about his life and work, but "Pirates" breaks that mold. In this rip-roaring animated film by the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Darwin is captured aboard the Beagle by a team of rag-tag pirates. All hope seems lost until Darwin discovers the last living dodo with the buccaneers, and leads them on a dangerous mission into London. Starring the voice talents of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, and David Tennant, "Pirates" is a hilarious romp through scientific history and Victorian society. A selection of Darwin-themed comics/cartoons from the MSU Libraries will be on display during the film. Celebrate Darwin's birthday with cake! In coordination with the MSU Museum and the 10th Annual Darwin Discovery Day.