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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WEEK IN WOMEN: Burnett and Tomlin lauded at 2019 Paley Honors – Brandy McDonnell reports

The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as the Museum of Television & Radio, will celebrate Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, and several others, at this fall’s “The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 21.

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SPOTLIGHT March 2019: Patricia Resnick, Screenwriter

Screenwriter Patricia Resnick is an ardent feminist. “I say to male friends and family members, if 95 percent of movies and television about men were written and directed by women, would you not think that would be a skewed view of men? That’s what we live with. I know there’s more of a fight now for female directors but it also needs to be a fight for female writers and female show runners.”

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 9 TO 5 sequel, ‘CHARLIE’S ANGELS’ reboot, RGB and OCEAN’S 8 to DCD — Brandy McDonnell

The hours may be different these days, but Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are going back to work

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