Film Schedule

Date 17/01/2017  


18/01/2017 19/01/2017 20/01/2017
Time 10.00 to 13.00 14.00 to 17.00 10.00 to 13.00 14.00 to 17.00 10.00 to 13.00 14.00 to 17.00 10.00 to 13.00 14.00 to 17.00
Theme Mathematics Genetics Futuristic Space
Films The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan Man who knew Infinity The Fly Room Contagion Interstellar Quantum Indians Sunshine Contact
Expert Dr. Mandar Bhanusha Dr. Shekar Mande Dr. Arvind Ranade Dr. Mayank Vahia
Venue INOX I INOX I INOX I Macquinez Palace I

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The Genius of Srinivasa RamanujanRuntime: 58min

Director: Nandan Kudhyadi
Stars: Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro, Ken Ono, Janardhanan Raghavan

"The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan" features well-known number theorists from around the world associated with Ramanujan's oeuvre, most notably A. Raghuram and Ken Ono. Shot at various locations in Chennai, Namakkal, Kumbakonam, Erode, and Cambridge, this documentary highlights the trajectory of Ramanujan's seminal work and its relevance today. His scientific legacy continues to grow well beyond anything that previous generations of mathematicians could have ever imagined.

Man who knew InfinityRuntime: 1h 48min

Director: Matt Brown (as Matthew Brown)
Writers: Matt Brown

Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The film stars Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a real-life mathematician who after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy, portrayed by Jeremy Irons.

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The Fly RoomRuntime: 1h 23min

Director: Alexis Gambis
Writers: Alexis Gambis
Stars: Griffin Newman, Henry Hopper, Kyle Donnery


The Fly Room is a 2014 American independent biographical film written and directed by Alexis Gambis. The film recounts the life of Calvin Bridges from the perspective of his daughter, Betsey.

A 10-year-old girl receives an unorthodox education in genetics when she visits her father's insect laboratory. The film is set in Thomas Hunt Morgan's genetics lab at Columbia University. From 1911-1928, Morgan's lab, nicknamed the Fly Room, pioneered the use of fruit flies as a model organism to understand genetics. The lab made several major contributions towards understanding mutations, heredity, and sex-linked traits. Morgan's Fly Room has a unique combination that make it a great subject for a film: an unusual lab space, memorable scientists, and cutting-edge science.

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Contagion 2011Runtime: 1h 46min

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Scott Z. Burns
Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law

Contagion is a 2011 American medical thriller-disaster film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. The plot of Contagion documents the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease, the loss of social order in a pandemic, and finally the introduction of a vaccine to halt its spread. To follow several interacting plot lines, the film makes use of the multi-narrative "hyperlink cinema" style, popularized in several of Soderbergh's films.

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InterstellarRuntime: 2h 49min

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars:  Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.
In the near future around the American Midwest, Cooper an ex-science engineer and pilot, is tied to his farming land with his daughter Murph and son Tom. As devastating sandstorms ravage earth’s crops, the people of Earth realize their life here is coming to an end as food begins to run out. Eventually stumbling upon a NASA base near Cooper's home, he is asked to go on a daring mission with a few other scientists into a wormhole because of Cooper's scientific intellect and ability to pilot aircraft unlike the other crew members. In order to find a new home while Earth decays, Cooper must decide to either stay, or risk never seeing his children again in order to save the human race by finding another habitable planet.

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Quantum IndiansRuntime: 52min

Director: Raja Choudhury
Writer: Raja Choudhury

The Quantum Indians is a compelling new film by Raja Choudhury that tells the story of 3 forgotten Indian scientists Satyendra Nath Bose, CV Raman and Meghnad Saha who revolutionized Physics and Indian Science in the early part of the 20th century by giving the world Bosons, the Raman Effect, the Saha Equation and India's first and only Nobel for Science

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Sunshine 2007Runtime: 1h 47min

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Alex Garland
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans

Sunshine is a 2007 British-American science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous mission to the Sun. In 2057, with the Earth in peril from the dying Sun, the crew is sent on a mission to reignite the star with a nuclear bomb that has a mass equivalent to Manhattan Island.

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Contact 1997Runtime: 2h 30min

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: James V. Hart (screenplay), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay)

Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film.

Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey, and David Morse.