Mathematics, physics, literature, different names to call a single goal: knowledge. On Tuesday 3 December as part of the event “La Ricerca va in Scena: le ragioni dell’investimento pubblico in R&S”, organised by the Tuscany Region, Cinema La Compagnia in Florence will host “Ciak si ricerca!”, a free entrance cinema marathon entirely dedicated to knowledge, and the men and women who have cultivated and passed it down through the centuries. An exhortation in three acts to doubt, to find answers to questions that no one has ever had the courage to ask, challenging ourselves and the world to come one step closer to truth and, finally, to beauty.
This is the program.
IL SENSO DELLA BELLEZZA by Valerio Jalongo
Four years after the sensational discovery of the Higgs Boson, CERN is on the eve of an exceptional new experiment. Scientists and artists guide us towards that shadow line where science and art, in different ways, pursue truth and beauty.
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING by James Marsh
The extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s finest living minds, the famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and two people who resist the greatest difficulties through love. The film is taken from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking.
THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY by Peter Weir
In a very traditional college in New England in the 1950s, a nice, non-conformist professor arrives, urging the boys to approach study and life according to their own ideas and not those of their “grandparents”.