A one-night Denver premiere of Texas filmmaker Turk Pipkin's Nobelity is scheduled at the Starz FilmCenter. A documentary that has been getting good buzz at film festivals and private screenings, it features conversations with nine Nobel laureates -- including deceased nanotech pioneer Rick Smalley (Chemistry, 1996), cancer researcher Harold Varmus (Medicine, 1989), nuclear physicist Sir Joseph Rotblat (Peace, 1995) and South African political activist Bishop Desmond Tutu (Peace, 1984) -- about the future of the planet over the next half-century. Shot in America, France, England, India and Africa, the film follows Pipkin as he discusses with some of the world's great thinkers crucial issues like war, peace, love and the environment, and how grave global problems might be solved through international cooperation. For his part, the Austin-based filmmaker says his work is resolutely non-partisan and politically neutral.
The screening is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Starz, 900 Auraria Parkway. Tickets are $10 at the door or available online at www.earthstonecandles.com.
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