The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, a biopic about Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematical genius of the early 20th Century. Screening times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 5, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 .The Cinema Art Theater is located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.)
You may not have heard of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a pioneer of mathematical theories, but you will certainly remember him after learning about his amazing story that starts in India. Ramanujan (Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire) was a self-taught Indian mathematics prodigy. In 1913, he was accepted into Cambridge University under the tutelage of a brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H.Hardy (Academy Award ® winner Jeremy Irons). Embarking on this new journey started with the difficult decision of leaving his family in India. Over the course of five years, Ramanujan the student and Hardy the mentor form a strong academic bond. Together they fight against prejudice at many different levels trying to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. Ramanujan came by his theories intuitively, what he called a gift from God. It was Hardy an atheist who taught him to create the proofs, without which his theories would not be accepted.
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is written and directed by Matthew Brown. Filmed on the Trinity College (Cambridge University) campus, the interaction between the two mathematicians is enhanced by the beautiful scenery and historic architecture. This film may leave you wondering why unlike Newton and Einstein, you haven’t heard of this genius before.
Calvin Wilson of “St. Louis Post-Dispatch says “The multiplexes are full of films that promise little more than a forgettable good time. THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is just as entertaining, but far more substantial.” [2016, UK, Runtime: 108 min., English, Rated PG-13]
Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.