For all you lovers of time travel, here’s an opportunity to get some real science to back up your sci-fi fantasies: tonight the Cinefamily on Fairfax will pair up a sci-fi film with a University of Southern California professor to explore time travel.
According to the NY Times, the Cinefamily program which is supported by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, will pair “Primer”, “a brilliant film about young engineers torn apart by a time machine” with USC Professor Clifford V. Johnson to marvel at the “deliciously confusing” plot and discuss the physics of time travel. Awarded the 2004 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, “Primer” has slowly gained an almost cult-like following for its unprecedented portrayal of what it might really be like to travel through time.
The event begins at 7:30 pm tonight, Feb 20th and will be hosted by the film’s director Shane Carruth. Tickets are $12/person or free for Cinefamily members and should be pre-purchased online via the Cinefamily website where you can also view a trailer for “Primer.”
Cinefamily, operating out of the Silent Movie Theater on North Fairfax, has some interesting events if you’re looking for that very unique film experience. Starting tomorrow, there’ll be a one week run of the documentary “Bestiaire” that explores an animal sanctuary and is “remarkable because it has no deliberate agenda: no interviews, no narration, no sentimentality” just a visual tableau of beasts and nature. Rumor has it that zebra may even be the silent guest at the opening party, Friday Feb 22. For more information and tickets visit Cinefamily.org.Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater 611 N Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 655-2510