A Brief History of Time

  • Dir: Errol Morris

  • USA, 1991, 84min, HD Digital

“What came first, the chicken or the egg?” Stephen Hawking’s synthesized voice opens the documentary with the great unanswered question about the origin of our universe, which is explored in his iconic bestselling book A Brief History of Time. Steering his camera towards the remarkable astrophysicist who has recently passed away, Morris offers an impressive take on a life that is more wondrous than his revolutionary theories. Interviews with family members and colleagues recount Hawking’s wit and fascinating imagination, untrammeled by the collapse of body. A celebration of a free soul who transcends time and space.

1992 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize Documentary

25.8.2018(SAT): Post-screening talk with Grace Ng



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