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Einstein on the Big Screen

A series of discussions and screenings to explore Einstein's impact on the arts and the cinematic imagination.

Einstein Archives: The Story of the Man by his Friends 15
Sun 3 April 1300hrs Waterside 3
BBC 1964 55mins
A rare chance to catch some early BBC archive footage about Einstein's life story. The Story of the Man by his Friends looks at the way in which Einstein reacted to his growing popularity. As his every opinion was sought by politicians as well as by newspaper reporters, he became a reluctant celebrity. Illustrated by stills and newsreel, with readings from Einstein's letters, the programme also features several interviews with scientists such as Oppenheimer, Teller and Leo Szilard.
Followed by the documentary Einstein, Exploring Mind (1973, 20mins)

Einstein’s Impact on the Arts & the Cinematic Imagination
Sun 3 April 1500hrs Waterside 3
What can artists and scientists learn from each other? Do the arts and the sciences have anything in common? And how has Einstein's work on space, time and relativity influenced filmmakers and other artists? These are just some of the questions that a panel of artists and scientists will discuss.
Speakers will include: Dr Mark Palmer, Watershed Senior Research Fellow in Digital Media at UWE; Dr Felicity Mellor, Lecturer in Science Communication at Imperial College London; John Parry, Lecturer in Animation, UWE; Dr Robin Dunne, Senior Research Fellow at Peninsula Medical School; Luke Jerram,
NESTA Fellow and other special guests.

La Jetée / 12 Monkeys
Double Bill 15
Sun 3 April 1915hrs Cinema 3
La Jetée
Dir: Chris Marker France 1962 29mins
This landmark post-apocalyptic science fiction short – the brilliant inspiration for 12 Monkeys – tells a mind-bending story of time travel.
12 Monkeys
Dir: Terry Gilliam USA 1995
2hrs 10mins
This sombre sci-fi follows the plight
of a convict who is sent back from the 22nd century to find a cure for an apocalyptic plague. Funny, poignant and rooted by its dark heart, this is an example of excellent story telling and first class acting from its A-list leads, Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.


Dr Felicity Mellor | talks
Luke Jerram | talks | www
Dr Mark Palmer | talks | www
John Parry | talks | www
Dr Robin Dunne | talks


Date and Time:

3 April 2005 at 1:00 pm


Full Day



1 Canon's Road

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