THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Wedneday, July 8, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
The Theory of Everything is an unusually compelling true-life story about an extraordinary couple triumphing over adversity. Once a healthy, active young man, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of — time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. Redmayne has received widespread, justified praise (including an Oscar) for his performance as the future cosmologist; it’s palpable, it’s poignant. Jones, too, is wonderful. And director James Marsh brings a keen sense of artistry to the proceedings.
“The Theory of Everything is striking, at times even piercing, for the way it infiltrates some universal realities of marriage.” (Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice)
“A brainy bio-pic that exerts a gravitational pull on the heartstrings.” (Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
United Kingdom — 2014 — 123 mins. — In English only