World Science Festival: Another Earth
35mm print courtesy of Fox Searchlight. With Brit Marling, William Mapother. It is the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth. Tragedy strikes, and the lives of two strangers become irrevocably intertwined. But when one of them is presented with the opportunity to travel to the other Earth and embrace an alternate reality, which path will she choose? Can the mistakes made on our Earth be undone, or will they also be made on the other? Another Earth, the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, explores the philosophical implications of the possibility of a coexisting planet. In the discussion, the film’s creative team—rising star Brit Marling and director Mike Cahill—and the best-selling author and renowned scientist Brian Greene, will talk about the science behind the concept of a parallel universe, and the artistic ideas behind the film’s creation.
This program is presented by the World Science Festival (June 1–5, 2011), and is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Public Understanding of Science and Technology initiatives.
Tickets: $30 public / $15 Museum members, students, and youth / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Advance tickets are no longer available. Stand-by tickets may become available at the door an hour before the program.