- December 10, 2012
- This event has passed.
- Offering Format: Public Event, Lecture
- Coolidge Corner Theatre
- members, students, and seniors: $8; general admission: $10
With physicist Peter Fisher
Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, the illusion deepens in director Christopher Nolan’s thrilling, twisting tale of two Victorian-era magicians. Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) start out as friendly competitors, but when tragedy drives them apart, they become locked in a bitter rivalry that knows no bounds. When Borden unveils his most astonishing trick yet — a seemingly impossible feat of teleportation — the jealous Angier is consumed with learning his secret. His obsession leads him to Colorado, where the answer to “The Transported Man” may or may not lie with famed inventor Nikola Tesla (rocker David Bowie) and his groundbreaking experiments with electricity.
Join us before the film as physicist Peter Fisher discusses Tesla’s singular legacy and the future of wireless power.
With Science on Screen, the Coolidge Corner Theatre creatively pairs a feature film or documentary with lively presentations by notable figures from the world of science, medicine, and technology. The Science on Screen series is co-presented by the Museum of Science, Boston and supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from Gesmer, Updegrove LLP, and Richard Anders.
Image © Newmarket/Photofest
Also in This Series
View other presentations in the Science on Screen Series.