The Little Theatre (Rochester, NY): Another Earth*

National Evening of Science on Screen
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1hr 32mins // directed by:MIke Cahill // featuring:Brit Marling, William Mapother

The Little Theatre (Rochester, NY) will present a screening of Another Earth, with a post-screening discussion and Q&A with Professor Adam Frank. Please click here for event details.

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the solar system, an ambitious young student (Brit Marling) and an accomplished composer (William Mapother) cross paths in a tragic accident. After the screening, Adam Frank, professor of astrophysics at University of Rochester and co-founder of NPR's 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog, discusses parallel universes, followed by Q&A.


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.


 

About the Speaker

Adam 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.

* = Past recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize (given annually to outstanding feature films focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character).