In Memoriam: Stephen Hawking (1942-2018): Nearly 20 years ago, Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man’s incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name, A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe. Features a signature score by composer Philip Glass.
“...An elegant, inspirational and mysterious movie. [Errol] Morris turns abstract ideas into haunting images, and keeps them spinning in the air with the finesse, and playfulness, of a master juggler.” —David Ansen, Newsweek “[The film has] a sophisticated agenda that's more about association than data or personal trivia, and [Errol] Morris' philosophy takes it to places a conventional documentary could never go.” —Scott Tobias, The Dissolve