How I Came to Hate Math (Comment j'ai détesté les maths)
Showings
Lark TheatreFri, Oct 10, 2014 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 2Sat, Oct 11, 2014 4:45 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
The Art of the Sciences
Country:France
Year:2013
Running Time:103
Language:English
French
Director:Olivier Peyon
Producer:Laurence Petit
Carole Scotta
Bruno Nahon
Screenwriter:Olivier Peyon
Amandine Escoffier
Cinematographer:Alexis Kavyrchine
Editor:Tina Baz
Fabrice Rouaud
Print Source:Doc and Film International
Note Writer:D. Fear
Description

FOCUS: THE ART OF THE SCIENCES It has given us personal computers, medical breakthroughs, and a man on the moon, yet mathematics still gets a bad rap, forever doomed to be the academic version of spinach. Enter French filmmaker Olivier Peyon (Stolen Holiday), who sets out to dispel the myth that math is only for brainiacs or less lyrical than poetry. Giving a forum to students and stockbrokers, Stanford and UC Berkeley professors and Fields Medal-winners, the filmmaker creates a 360-degree portrait of the ways math affects our everyday lives. “Mathematics is too often reduced to calculations,” one subject claims. “But it’s the largest manufacturer of concepts in the world.” Running the gamut from how France’s controversial “New Math” curriculum reflected the country’s spring-of-’68 revolution to the way applied mathematics played a part in the recent global financial crisis, this whimsical, free-form look at a subject many of us take for granted is anything but by-the-numbers.


WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO AND THE FRENCH AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

Sponsored by MARIN HOTELS