Photograph 51

2:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020
College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Ave
Studio One
It’s the age of scientific discovery in the 1950’s, and researchers are scrambling to be the first to unlock the mysteries of DNA. Amongst these scientists is Rosalind Franklin, an underappreciated genius working as the sole woman in her field of study. When one of her photographs, Photograph 51, shows the structural outline of DNA for the first time, her competitors Watson and Crick are rapt with attention. Their ambition to become the first to create a working model of DNA, coupled with Rosalind’s stubbornness, leads them to gain notoriety as the first to complete and discover the DNA model. Based on a true story, Photograph 51 is a searing character study set amidst a plot involving a historical scientific race. –