The Theory of Everything


Rafael 1 Thu, Oct 9, 2014 7:00 PM
Spotlight: Eddie Redmayne
Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 11, 2014 5:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Special Event
The Art of the Sciences
Added Screening
Running Time:123
Director:James Marsh
Producer:Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Lisa Bruce
Screenwriter:Anthony McCarten
Cinematographer:Benoit Delhomme
Editor:Jinx Godfrey
Cast:Eddie Redmayne
Felicity Jones
Charlie Cox
Emily Watson
Simon McBurney
David Thewlis
Print Source:Focus Features


Spotlight program featuring a conversation with Eddie Redmayne on Thursday, October 9,  featuring a conversation with Eddie Redmayne and a screening of Theory of Everything.Redmayne will be presented with the MVFF Award. After the program, join us at Farmshop Jeff Cerciello’s (Bouchon) new California-chic restaurant at the Marin County Mart, for farm-to-table cuisine, refreshing libations, and great company.

Debuting on the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is never a bad way to break into show business. Eddie Redmayne’s career launched from this auspicious beginning, eventually winning him an Olivier Award and a Tony for his acclaimed work in John Logan’s Red. Hollywood came calling, and Redmayne has toiled steadily on both sides of the pond, building a distinguished profi le in The Good Shepherd, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, and The Pillars of the Earth. Redmayne’s star truly ascended when he was cast opposite Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn, then landed the role of Marius in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables. With his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything already generating awards buzz, Redmayne looks primed to catapult into the stratosphere.

FOCUS: THE ART OF THE SCIENCES  The young Stephen Hawking’s (Eddie Redmayne) future looks limitless, his brilliant mind ensuring his success as a cosmologist, while his relationship with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) promises a fulf illing personal life—then tragedy strikes when he is diagnosed at age 21 with a motor neuron disease. A romantic drama, as well as a biopic of one of the towering minds of our time, this adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir, Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, charts Hawking’s progression from awkward youth with an intimidating intellect to a fighter who refuses to surrender after he is given two years to live. His illness inspires him to embark on his career-defining study of the nature of time, and, in defiance of the death sentence handed him, he marries Jane. Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn, MVFF 2011) gives one of the finest performances of his career, fully inhabiting the character and undergoing a startling physical transformation in a touching tale of love and science.

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