EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS – Review by Leslie Combemale

Emily Levine, the subject of the quirky 61 minute documentary-of-sorts called Emily @ the Edge of Chaos, was a philosopher, comedian and writer who became fascinated by physics after she was diagnosed with a tumor in her pituitary gland. The tumor had caused a crazy mix of symptoms that led her to question the meaning of reality. Her TED talks about the interconnectedness of everything and making friends with reality have been viewed millions of times. Knowing that background should make you curious to watch producer/director Wendy Apple’s documentary, following Emily’s heady trip through complicated subjects like Chaos Theory, Interactivity, and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, but from the practical and often very funny perspective of one woman’s journey.

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EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS – Review by Maitland McDonagh

Based on her 2009 stage play of the same name, self-styled “philosopher-comic” Emily Levine’s darkly comic meditation on quantum physics and living with a slow-moving pituitary-gland disorder that causes varying degrees of disability and distortion of the hands, feet and face–is, against all odds, a genuinely funny and informative romp through science, history, politics and personal experience.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, November 21 – November 25: Miss Sloane

If you have the stomach for even more corruption in the political arena, then director John Madden’s new drama Miss Sloane might be just the ticket. Opening Nov. 25, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Miss Sloane, a searing look at the business of lobbying, with Jessica Chastain in top form. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Nov. 3-9: INTERSTELLAR

Opening Nov. 7, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited science fiction epic which stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as astronauts on a mission to find humanity a new home. With it’s stunning visuals and sweeping themes, it’s one of the big screen experiences of the year. Read on…

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