Extra Credit: Gravity

January 28 only! 6pm

Before directing Roma, Alfonso Cuarón created Gravity, a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. Gravity is the latest film in Extra Credit, a collaboration between Ragtag and the University of Missouri's The Connector. Once a month, we'll screen a film and different researchers will join us to expand on some aspect of a movie. Free for members! Regular prices for non-members.


Meet the Panelists!

Linda M. Godwin, Ph.D.
Dr. Godwin is a native of Jackson, Missouri, and received a B. S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Southeast Missouri State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Missouri where her research was in low temperature condensed matter physics.

Dr. Godwin joined NASA, at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, in 1980, working in Payload Operations. A veteran of four shuttle flights, Dr. Godwin has logged over 915 hours in space.

She currently is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, MO, where she teaches physics and astronomy classes and works with students in undergraduate research in astrophysics.


Chip Gubera

In the last 20 years Chip Gubera has written, directed and/or produced 8 feature films and over 30 short films, 19 of which have been accepted at film festivals around the world. 10 of these films have won awards at festivals worldwide and seven have had distribution. The feature films include Song of the Dead (2005), Academy of Doom (2007), Mil Mascaras Vs. The Aztec Mummy (2007), Joplin, Missouri – A Tornado Story (2012), In the Wake of Ire (2018), and The Lost Treasure of Jesse James (2019).


In 2016, Gubera’s the multi-award-winning feature film Slasher.com was released worldwide on DVD, VOD, and is currently available for viewing on Amazon Prime Video. Gubera’s next feature film Ghostboy will be filmed in Summer of 2019. 


Gubera lives in Columbia, Missouri where he is on his 14th year of teaches media technology and design for the IT Program at the University of Missouri. He also freelances in motion graphics, visual effects, and music for feature films and network television.