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The Most Unknown
Part of our Culture Vulture series. For more screenings and information, visit: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.
Dark matter, the deep sea and extraterrestrial life are just some of the phenomena we find most difficult to observe and understand. This film takes us to a place where scientists who speak from vastly different disciplines can actually speak a common language and important questions transcend a single laboratory.
THE MOST UNKNOWN is an epic documentary film told with humor and the thrill of discovery that pushes the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose: How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?
Directed by Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentarian Ian Cheney (“The Search for General Tso,” “The City Dark”) and advised by renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man,” “Encounters at the End of the World”). Created in partnership with Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation
The fact that there is a historical term for the supposed Great Age of Discovery suggests that there is nothing much left for humanity to figure out, that the maps have been filled in and all the big questions answered. That point of view wouldn’t pass muster with anybody involved with Ian Cheney’s ...