Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hawking’s life on celluloid

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking’s lifestory is retold on film next Thursday at the Regal, and there is a chance afterwards to

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking’s lifestory is retold on film next Thursday at the Regal, and there is a chance afterwards to hear the great man himself speak in a live question and answer session from his home town of Cambridge, where the film receives its gala premiere.

Hawking, a documentary directed by Stephen Finnigan, follows the extraordinary life of one of our most extraordinary scientists, as told in his own words.

The physicist and cosmologist, one of the most eminent scientists as Cambridge University, was an under-achiever as a boy but is widely recognised as a genius now. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, just as he was beginning his post-graduate studies, and was told by doctors that he only had two years to live.

Despite this, he has risen to fame and international recognition, and his book A Brief History Of Time published in 1988 became a record-breaking bestseller.

Professor Hawking will be on stage at Cambridge and will take part in a Question and Answer session after the screening, along with special guests, to mark the Cambridge Film Festival. The film starts at 7.20pm. For more information or to book tickets go to www.picturehouses.co.uk

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