Opening x Mark Levinson premiere – Universe in a Grain of Sand

Auditorium A - Theater

Universe in a Grain of Sand
Director: Mark Levinson
Documentary, 2024
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Language: English dialogue, French subtitles

Synopsis: A meditation by the award-winning filmmaker/physicist Mark Levinson (director of the film Particle Fever) on how we make sense of the world. Juxtaposing scientific developments with the works of artists, the visually rich film explores how both scientists and artists use their understanding of nature to create tools and representations to probe the deepest mysteries of the universe. This art-film crossed with creative documentary takes us on a journey from experimental film to the frontiers of quantum computing.

Mark Levinson is the award-winning director of the documentary feature Particle Fever about the discovery of the Higgs boson. Before embarking on a film career, he earned a PhD in particle physics from UC Berkeley. In the film world he was a specialist in the post-production writing and recording of dialogue, working on over 40 feature films including The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Johnny Mnemonic and The Social Network. He directed the fiction film Prisoner of Time about two former Russian dissident artists after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Most recently he directed The Bit Player about Claude Shannon, “The Father of Information Theory.” Mark won the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

Film followed by a discussion with director Mark Levinson and two experimental filmmakers featured in the film: Maria Constanza Ferreira and Erin Espelie.

The first 50 people to register will be invited to an aperitif following the programme, in the presence of the filmmakers, the CineGlobe team, and visiting festival guests.
Limited seating, registration required. The discussion following the film will take place in English.

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