FILM: Stephen Hawking’s Life on Screen is a Brilliant Holiday Gift

Hawking

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At 71, internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and world-renowned author Stephen Hawking embodies infinite wisdom and a boundless sense of humor while detailing childhood memories, his days at Oxford and Cambridge, and lifelong struggles with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the 2013 documentary, Hawking (Brief History of Mine), the now familiar computer-generated voice of the famed cosmologist lends testament to this man’s remarkable narrative that continues to amaze.

Told for the first time in his own words, the autobiographical doc was released in September. Clearly, Hawking doesn’t set many limits on himself despite being wheelchair-bound. At one point in the film he shares matter-of-factly: “… because every day could be my last, I have a desire to make the most of each and every minute. … We’re all different but we share the same human spirit.”

Recommended:

Stephen Hawking: http://www.hawking.org.uk/

Hawking (Brief History of Mine): http://www.vertigofilms.com/hawking/

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