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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Presented by Nightlight Cinema at Nightlight Cinema, Akron OH

May 20 2016
Jun 02 2016
The Man Who Knew Infinity

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

A self-taught Indian prodigy from Madras arrives in Cambridge to revolutionize the field of mathematics in this biopic starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, which follows such films as A Beautiful Mind and The Theory of Everything in its inspirational look at the struggles—and triumphs—of genius. The life of mathematics revolutionary Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel, Slumdog Millionaire; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) is as eye-opening as his work: born into a poor family, he drops out of college to follow his obsession with math, and in 1914, writes of his theories to the Cambridge scholar G.H. Hardy (Irons), who takes a chance and brings the young man to the UK. Overcoming racism, class issues and the overwhelming cultural gap between Colonial India and its colonizer, England, Ramanujan sets about transforming the traditional world of mathematics, not to mention the even more formal world of Cambridge. A moving and star-studded tale of genius and culture, The Man Who Knew Infinity is

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General Admission $9 • Senior ($62+) $8 • Child (11-) $8 • Member $7 • College Student $7

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