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Adventures of a Mathematician

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Adventures of a Mathematician

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In this arresting account of the top-secret Manhattan Project, the brilliant Jewish-Polish mathematician Stan Ulam struggles with wartime loss and moral dilemmas at the dawn of the nuclear age. Along with his brother, Ulam escapes Poland on the eve of the Nazi invasion and eventually becomes a US citizen. His profound mastery of mathematics makes him a prized recruit to the legendary team of European physicists at Los Alamos working to develop the atomic bomb, but the young man is conflicted about his contributions to nuclear weaponry and haunted by the fate of the family he left behind in Poland. Director Thor Klein weaves an honest and poignant portrait of this brilliant and ambitious man caught in a moral crisis. Adapted from Ulam’s autobiography.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

“A compelling look at the dawn of the nuclear age.”
Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter


Live virtual Q&A with producer Lena Vurma

Sunday, Oct. 10 2021, 3:45

Tickets: 13 (members), 18 (nonmembers)

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This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2021 series.

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