About the Film:
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child.
On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
Another Earth will be followed by a discussion hosted by Adam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester, on the topic of parallel universes.
Frank is a United States physicist, astronomer and writer. He is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation and late stages of stellar evolution. His popular writing has focused on issues of science it its cultural context including issues of science and religion and the role of technology in the human experience of time. He is a co-founder of National Public Radio’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog and a frequent contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered.
About the Science on Screen Series: This series creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment. This program is a national program run by several individual not-for-profit theater’s across the United States. Post film discussions are created in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Science on Screen at The Little Theatre Film Society is made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.