Mark Levinson and David Kaplan, both filmmaker/physicists, have done the almost-impossible, a parallel accomplishment to that of their subjects: Their PARTICLE FEVER makes the search for the Higgs boson (the so-called “God particle”) not just comprehensible, but sexy, entertaining fun. The Nobel Prize for Physics was recently awarded to the scientists responsible for this discovery. Assisted by Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE ENGLISH PATIENT) and acclaimed musical composer Robert Miller, the film watches as “the biggest machine ever built by human beings” is about to be turned on, and considers how it can be that the Higgs “is the crucial particle for holding everything together.” Here is a film that unabashedly embraces the notion of the universe as a great and wondrous thing of beauty, whose most profound mysteries are just beginning to be revealed.
|Run time||1 hr. 37 min.|
|Theater Release Date||March 5, 2014|
|DVD Release Date||October 6, 2015|
|Actors||Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Monica Dunford, Savas Dimopoulos, Fabiola Gianotti|
|Official FB||Particle Fever Facebook Page|
|Watch Movie Trailer||Particle Fever Trailer|
|Where to Rent||Netflix Redbox|