Particle Fever

We've explored art with meetups for the documentaries Tim's Vermeer and Finding Vivian Maier... now let's science geek out with Mark Levinson's documentary Particle Fever!

The film is showing at 6:50pm on Monday, May 5th. Choose your own adventure:

*Meet up at BreadCo: 5:30pm

*Meet in the theater lobby: 6:30pm

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Note on BreadCo: If you're going to the Bread Co for the first time, please note that the Bread Co isn't in the mall, and also results may vary if you GPS the address. It's located off of Clayton Road, in the plaza across the parking lot from Saks Fifth Avenue. It's a quick walk over, or you can move your car if you wish. I usually keep a sign with me to help make the group easy to find.

From Landmark: Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic Machine.

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  • Ripon

    Great movie! Absolutely loved it. Thanks again, Karla, for organizing this event.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Karla

    Liked it! I kept hearing a quote from the movie PI in my head - 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. And so it is. :) Thanks all for coming.

    May 5, 2014

  • Paolo De B.

    I cannot make it. I missed the train.. -.-

    May 5, 2014

  • Karla

    If you're coming to Bread Co, Im facing the entrance at a table by the fireplace :-)

    May 5, 2014

  • Paolo De B.

    I will try to be on time for the movie.

    1 · May 5, 2014

    • Karla

      See ya there!

      May 5, 2014

  • Karla

    Tonight! Put the physics back in your Cinco de Mayo party. :) Bread Co at 5:30pm, lobby at 6:30pm, and as always please update your RSVP if there are any changes. See you soon.

    May 5, 2014

  • Eliot

    I'll confess: I am fascinated by particle physics -- even tho I have only a poor layman's grasp. But my friend also enjoyed the film a lot. There's a lot of suspense and human interest, as it follows 6 senior and junior scientists as the monumental project goes thru its ups and downs. Eg, I don't think you need to be an engineer to appreciate the documentary on the STL Arch being built. Hope you enjoy it!

    1 · May 5, 2014

    • Karla

      Thanks Eliot!

      May 5, 2014

  • Scott

    I ended up seeing this on Friday. If you like documentaries on particle physics, you'll enjoy it :)

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Scott

    I believe the movie is playing this Friday only at Plaza Frontenac, but it is not on their schedule yet. Does anybody know for sure?

    April 29, 2014

    • Karla

      Hey Scott, the movie does start on Friday May 2nd and it appears to be at Frontenac only. I'll most likely schedule the meetup for Monday the 5th or 12th.

      1 · April 29, 2014

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