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Settlers Film Club 'The Theory of Everything'

When:

Fri 7 Aug 2015, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: Oratia Settlers Hall, 569 West Coast Rd, Oratia, Auckland

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Senior/Student: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Robin Kewell

'The Theory of Everything' (M) Drama UK. Academy Award winner. Scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this -- and with Jane at his side -- he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Has the real Stephen Hawking seen the movie?
Yes. Following the screening of The Theory of Everything at the Toronto Film Festival in early September 2014, director James Marsh and the cast answered questions during an audience Q&A. They explained that the real Stephen Hawking had already seen the movie, saying that a nurse wiped a tear from his cheek as the lights came up at his screening. Hawking subsequently gave the filmmakers license to use the audio produced by his trademark speech synthesizer. -Variety

"When he watched it, he offered his own voice and it really does give the movie a lift," says screenwriter/producer Anthony McCarten. "It feels like Stephen Hawking is performing in the movie. I could never have anticipated that but it was extremely generous on his part." -Deadline

Door sales only , telephone 09 818 2489 for bookings. Admission price includes Tea/Coffee/Biscuits.

** Also showing at Morning Movies Lopdell House Theatre 10-45 am 14th August. Tickets on sale from the Upstairs Gallery Lopdell House or on the door. Tel: 09 818 2489 for bookings.

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