NYFF51: Applied Science

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Here are three films united by one common thread: they are all built around projects and they talk to each other in interesting ways. All three meet on the shared ground of obsession, and each in its own unique way skirts the Utopian.

In This Series

Google and the World Brain

Google and the World Brain

Ben Lewis | 2013 | 90 mins

Director Ben Lewis in person!

The borderline surreal story of Google’s project to digitize every book ever written will definitely make you laugh, maybe until you cry.

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Particle Fever

Particle Fever

Mark Levinson | 2013 | 97 mins

Director Mark Levinson and producer David Kaplan in person!

Physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson’s documentary about the 18-mile long CERN super-collider and the search for the Higgs particle is an epic scientific adventure.

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Tim’s Vermeer

Tim’s Vermeer

Teller | 2013 | 80 mins

Director Teller, magician Penn, producer Farley Ziegler and subject Tim Jenison in person!

A bouncy, entertaining, real-life detective story about one man’s obsessive quest to re-paint Vermeer’s "The Music Lesson" according to David Hockney’s controversial theories.

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