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Adam McKay’s "Don’t Look Up" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill
Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill

Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay’s star-studded parody about the end of the world starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, and many more, is the 2021 recipient of the SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Prize, an award that celebrates the compelling depiction of scientific themes or characters in a narrative feature film.

Presented through a partnership between SFFILM and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this annual award carries a $20,000 cash prize and shines a light on special achievement in rendering the worlds of science and technology through the language of film with a screening event and conversation with the film’s creators and experts in the scientific fields being depicted. SFFILM and the Sloan Foundation will present the award on Friday, January 7 during a live online talk with Adam McKay and physicist Joseph Barranco, additional talent joining will be announced in the new year.

About Don’t Look Up:Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short, Step Brothers) is back with a star-studded parody about the end of the world. Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio are astrophysicists who discover a comet that will destroy Earth; they have six months to spread the word and shake the populace from inertia and apathy. Unfortunately, the media, led by pernicious talk show hosts Cate Blanchett and Tyler Perry, care more about celebrity feuds and ratings. And the President of the United States (a hilarious Meryl Streep) is more concerned with her image, while her sycophantic son and chief of staff (a very droll Jonah Hill) lusts for power at the expense of Main Street. As Lawrence and DiCaprio resort to more and more extreme measures in effort to sound the alarm, their well-intentioned efforts are overrun by bombastic cast of supporting characters including Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, and Timothée Chalamet. This bonkers film with serious undertones about the environment and polarizing politics, is sure to entertain. The film is being released by Netflix and currently in theatres, streaming on December 24.

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