Last Call at the Oasis), politics/politicians (The Best Government Money Can Buy?), corporate malfeasance (Blackfish) or plain and simple(minded) and seemingly everlasting injustice (West of Memphis), then do let me recommend a new documentary that may very well leave you floating a few feet above the ground.
PARTICLE FEVER, the thrilling and joyous new documentary about -- yes! -- physics, physicists and the Higgs Boson particle, director Mark Levinson (shown at right) and producer/ performer-in-the-film David Kaplan (below, left), both physicists and now filmmakers, show us folk from all over the world and sometimes from countries you would hardly imagine working together (Iran and Israel, Russia and the USA) doing exactly that in order to unlock the mysteries of being and the universe.
Fabiola Gianotti, speaking with Kaplan, above, and America's Monica Dunford, emerging from the floor, below.)
(In the final section of the film, we get a nod to Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, along with the thought that perhaps our physicists are the cave painters of today -- thus beautifully equating the importance of art and science and society's enormous need for them both.)
Walter Murch -- yes, that Walter Murch -- as editor) and Robert Miller (for music), both of whose work adds extra luster to this captivating documentary. Particle Fever, from Abramorama and Bond 360 and running 99 minutes, opens this Wednesday, March 5, in New York City for a two-week exclusive run at Film Forum. In the days and weeks to come, it will open all across the country. To view all currently scheduled playdates, with cities and theaters, simply click here.