Gell-Mann Presents ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’

SFI News:

The 2012 Science On Screen series wraps up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with Murray Gell-Mann’s presentation of Jamie Uys’ groundbreaking 1980 comedy The Gods Must Be Crazy.

The event takes place at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

In the movie, a wayward Coca-Cola bottle upsets the balance in a utopian African village, setting off a chain of unlikely events, including bewildering (and hilarious) confrontations with “modern culture.”

Gell-Mann, a Nobel laureate, physicist, complexity pioneer, world traveler, and Santa Fe Institute icon will supply his unique brand of insight and analysis to the film.

Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and prices, call the CCA Box Office at 505.982.1338.

Click here to view the online event listing.

The Science On Screen series is a collaboration between SFI and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Santa Fe. During each showing, an SFI scientist presents a favorite film, offering personal perspectives from the world of science. It’s an idea-rich spin on the movies.

The 2012 – 2013 encore series, presented in conjunction with the Coolidge Corner Theater and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, offers six classic films selected by SFI scientists.

The Santa Fe Institute, www.santafe.edu, is a nonprofit research center located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity. The Institute is supported by philanthropic individuals and foundations, forward-thinking partner companies, and government science agencies.

 

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