An epic story of cosmic, earth and human transformation
Science on Screen : Journey of the UniverseChristopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA) Map it
Subtitled "An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation," this documentary re-imagines the story of the universe and reframes the human connection to the cosmos. Co-written by evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and Yale professor Mary Evelyn Tucker, and hosted by Swimme, Journey of the Universe weaves scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe, connecting such big-picture ideas as the birth of the cosmos to the invisible frontiers of the human genome, as well as our impact on Earth's evolution. Winner of a regional Emmy for Best Documentary. Executive Producers: Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim. Writers: Brian Thomas Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker. Producers/Directors: Patsy Northcutt, David Kennard. (US 2011) 60 min. plus discussion.
Following the film will be a panel discussion with Patsy Northcutt, David Kennard, Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Swimme is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Tucker is director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University.
This program is part of Science on Screen, a series pairing film screenings with lively scientific discussions and presentations. This series is made possible by a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.