April 06, 2009
Transcendent Man World Premier: April 25
Director Barry Ptolemy traveled to five countries and followed Ray Kurzweil for two years, documenting Kurzweil's journey to bring the ideas from his best-selling book The Singularity is Near to a global audience.
Ptolemy explores the social and philosophical implications of the transformative changes that Kurzweil predicts including what its promise means for humanity. There are conversations with world leaders such as Colin Powell, technologists such as Hugo de Garis, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warwick, and Dean Kamen and journalists such as Kevin Kelly and Tom Abate; and luminary musician Stevie Wonder.
Award-winning American composer Philip Glass composed the original theme music, which mirrors the depth and intensity of the film. For a glimpse of the movie trailer, click here.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING TIMES:
- Saturday, April 25, 8:00 pm: School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York
- Sunday, April 26, 4:45 pm: AMC Village VII, 66 Third Avenue, New York
- Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm: School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York
- Friday, May 1, 5:00 pm: AMC Village VII, 66 Third Avenue, New York
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Music from Philip Glass???!!! And to such a theme! I can't wait for the Belgian release! (i'll have to, anyway)
Thanks, Renee, for the information!
Posted by: Philippe Compagnon | Apr 7, 2009 7:00:40 AM