A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
First show: March 24
“Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who roamed the cosmos from a wheelchair, pondering the nature of gravity and the origin of the universe and becoming an emblem of human determination and curiosity, passed away Wednesday March 14. Scientifically, Dr. Hawking will be best remembered for a discovery so strange that it might be expressed in the form of a Zen koan: When is a black hole not black? When it explodes.” – NY Times.
In honor of the theoretical physicist/pop icon, we offer Errol Morris’ fascinating & singular docu-adaptation of Hawking’s best selling book (“that no one read” –S.H.). “It goes without saying that Hawking’s ideas on time black holes and the shape of the universe are beyond the grasp of the layman, but not to worry. Morris’s visual dexterity, and Hawking’s eloquence, allow even a scientific illiterate to grasp the beautiful outlines of these cosmic speculations. And the theory is deftly balanced by Hawking’s extraordinary personal story, a moving tale of triumph over the most daunting personal obstacles that is related without a shred of sentimentality. Hawking’s computer-generated voice narrates the film, which is supplemented by pithy interviews with his mother his friends colleagues and students-all of whom were shot on stage sets, a characteristically uncanny Morris conceit. Propelled by a galvanic Philip Glass score,”A Brief History of Time” is an elegant, inspirational and mysterious movie. Morris turns abstract ideas into haunting images, and keeps them spinning in the air with the finesse, and playfulness, of a master juggler” – David Ansen Newsweek.
1992. HD Digital. 85 mins.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
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