Friday 2 to Thursday 15 January
(12A) 2hrs 3mins
USA 2014 Dir. James Marsh
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis
Starring Eddie Redmayne (Les MisÚrables) in an acclaimed performance, this is the extraordinary story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Professor Hawking knows more than most of us - about the universe, yes, but also how to live a full life in it. A healthy, active young man, and deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane (Felicity Jones), he received an life-shattering diagnosis at the age of 21. As Hawking s ideas expand to encompass all of time and space, his physical abilities contract. To watch how he and Jane contend with both limits and limitlessness is to witness a remarkable marriage, and
immerses himself not just in the detail of Hawking s changing body, but
also in the character of a man fighting that change.
Director James Marsh has shown a knack for telling remarkable true tales in documentaries like Man on Wire, and here he crafts The Theory of Everything as, above all, a love story.