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Directed by Errol Morris
84 min | 1991 | USA | Rated G
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions

Post film discussion with Robert Bigelow, Education Program Specialist at Clark Planetarium.

Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man’s incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name, A Brief History of Time is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe.

Winner: Documentary Grand Jury Prize Winner–1991 Sundance Film Festival, Golden Space Needle Award–1991 Seattle International Film Festival

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Thanks to our partners the Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library for their longstanding collaboration on Science Movie Night, which will come to a close with this special farewell screening.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT