• ‘Science Fair’ celebrates the ‘nerds,’ the kids looking ahead to solve global problems

    L.A. Times Envelope12/07/18

    On the surface, “Science Fair” looks like it’ll be just as earnest and straightforward as its title, focusing on the bright students of today as they compete in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair. But the entertaining, heartfelt National Geographic documentary from journalists Darren Foster and Cristina Costantini has taken on a life of its own since winning Sundance’s 2018 inaugural festival-wide audience award and now has a good chance at Academy Award attention. The filmmakers spoke with The Envelope about the film, its unexpected politicization and why science nerds are our real superheroes.

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