The Astor is hosting a cinematic tribute to Stephen Hawking
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The Astor is hosting a cinematic tribute to Stephen Hawking

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The Astor Theatre will host a cinematic tribute to the world-renowned physicist, cosmologist, and author, Stephen Hawking after he passed away on March 18. 

The Astor will screen the acclaimed documentary A Brief History of Time, a biographical film about Hawking that covers his life and work — complimented with a score from Phillip Glass and interviews from those who knew him best. 

Here’s a brief  synopsis, if you’re so inclined:

“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 untrammelled broadening of his imagination.” 

Capping it off, $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Motor Neuron Disease Institute of Australia.