Final Day! Thursday, March 20

PARTICLE FEVER

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$7.50 Member $13.00 Regular

DIRECTED BY MARK LEVINSON

PRODUCED BY DAVID KAPLAN

Mark Levinson and David Kaplan, both filmmaker/physicists, have done the almost-impossible, a parallel accomplishment to that of their subjects: Their PARTICLE FEVER makes the search for the Higgs boson (the so-called “God particle”) not just comprehensible, but sexy, entertaining fun.  The Nobel Prize for Physics was recently awarded to the scientists responsible for this discovery.  Assisted by Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE ENGLISH PATIENT) and acclaimed musical composer Robert Miller, the film watches as “the biggest machine ever built by human beings” is about to be turned on, and considers how it can be that the Higgs “is the crucial particle for holding everything together.” Here is a film that unabashedly embraces the notion of the universe as a great and wondrous thing of beauty, whose most profound mysteries are just beginning to be revealed.

USA • 2013 • 99 MINS. • AN ABRAMORAMA AND BOND STRATEGY AND INFLUENCE RELEASE

PARTICLE FEVER

REVIEWS

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“MIND-BLOWING. Delightfully dramatic. A fascinating movie about science, and an exciting, revealing and sometimes poignant movie about scientists … (with) a compelling and diverse collection of characters… A tribute to the creativity and curiosity that drive scientific research… Enormously suspenseful, I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

*****! [“5 STARS!]
Critics Pick.
“What might be the most profound experiment of modern times. Submit to its thrilling animated sequences and ace sense of momentum. That rare, exhilarating, science doc that’s neither dumbed down nor drabbed up.”

– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“A dazzling, dizzying documentary... (with) compelling interviews… and effervescent science animation. Thrilling.”
– Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Follows a handful of scientists at CERN: living and working, partying and studying, in their quest for the so-called God particle. One of those rare movies in which scientists are the heroes – not trying to rule the world, just trying to figure out how it works. The labyrinths of the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva… look like the outtakes from the wildest imaginings of a James Bond villain.”
– Dennis Overbye, The New York Times

“Director Mark Levinson is as concerned with people as with physics, and his film balances accessible, engaging explanations of the science behind the LHC with deeply sympathetic portraits of the humans devoting their lives to it. In their hope, their hubris, their disappointment, and triumph, they prove just as complex as the machine.” 
– Alexandria Symonds, Interview

Trailer

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