Friday, March 23, 2018

Enzian screens 'The Black Hole' along with a presentation on actual black holes

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 4:44 PM

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Stephen Hawking, the superstar physicist who passed away last week at the age of 76, made his reputation largely on his work deciphering how black holes work. One of the first films to attempt to depict a black hole was Disney’s 1979 film The Black Hole. The film itself is a weird little number, dealing mostly with robot-on-robot violence and a mad scientist determined to see what’s on the other side of a singularity. It received the dubious honor of being called the “least scientifically accurate movie of all time” by noted well-actually Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2014. The Enzian screens The Black Hole this week with a special introduction from Smithsonian curator Dr. Matthew Shindell, who will explain the differences between the cosmic slow-flush toilet bowl of the film’s black hole and reality.

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-629-0054 | enzian.org | $8

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