Last Things looks at evolution and extinction from the perspective of the rocks and minerals that came before humanity and will outlast us. With scientists and thinkers like Lynn Margulis and Marcia Bjørnerud as guides, the film seeks a picture of evolution without humans at the center.
ROCK BOTTOM RISER
Explorers have long made Hawaii the hub for their searching. Today-as lava continues to flow on the island—another crisis mounts as scientists plan to build the world's largest telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's most sacred and revered mountain. The film weaves a vital tapestry of post-colonialism and pop culture with cinematic brio and a wry wit. Rock Bottom Riser is an essential document and an exhilarating tour-de-force, a palimpsest that traverses geology, ethnography and astronomy.
PLUG AND PRAY
The idea of intelligent machines has captivated humankind's imagination for centuries. But recent breakthroughs are poised to make this fantastical dream a reality. Featuring interviews with leading scientists and thinkers, Plug and Pray is a deeply fascinating, occasionally frightening journey into the new world of artificial intelligence, an exploration of what's possible today and what it will mean for us tomorrow.
RIVER OF TIME
A poetic journey into the groundbreaking theories of Russian scientist Igor Novikov, renowned for his work in astrophysics and amazing theories on the concept of time.
Offers a dazzling introduction to physics theory and experimentation, showing how physicists are challenging our concepts of matter, space and time, featuring interviews with some of the country's leading scientists.
THE MASTER OF LIGHT
Examines the life and scientific career of Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931), a pioneer in the world of physics who in 1907 became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.
GOD, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING ELSE
Features a provocative and wide-ranging conversation between three world- class scientists-Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan-on the nature of...well, everything.
ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI: a special gift
Examines the life and work of one of the century's most important and original bio- medical scientists, and winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
ALAN BEAN: ART OFF THIS EARTH
Profiles Alan Bean, the Apollo XII astronaut who in November 1969 became the fourth man to set foot on the moon, and who later turned to painting to share the vision he brought back from space.
NEON: AN ELECTRIC MEMOIR
Chronicles the history of neon, the luminescent gas discovered in 1898 by a British chemist, showing how neon is utilized today by designers, photographers, artists, sculptors and architects.