CINEMATH: A Festival of Math Films
April 9-18, 2010
Made possible by the American Mathematical Society, AMTRAK, ClickWhirlImage, Providence Public Library, and Rhode Island PBS
At Rhode Island School of Design
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center
20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Between the Folds
A free screening of this fascinating documentary exploring the science, art, creativity and ingenuity of many of the world's best paper folders.
April 9, 7:00 pm
At the Providence Public Library
Auditorium, Third Floor
150 Empire Street, Providence, RI
Stand and Deliver (PG)
Based on the story of real-life math teacher Jaime Escalante, who turned gang members and kids with no hope into successful calculus students.
April 17, 1:00 pm
Good Will Hunting (R)
Charismatic, rebellious, and brilliant Will Hunting solves a math problem, and along the way tries to solve his personal problems.
April 17, 2:55 pm
A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)
An Oscar®-winning biopic of the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash Jr., a math prodigy able to solve problems that baffled the greatest of minds, and how he overcame years of suffering through schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize.
April 18, 1:30 pm
On Rhode Island PBS
Hunting the Hidden Dimension
What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They're all connected by a branch of math called fractals.
April 12, 9:00 pm
Hard Problems: The Road to the Toughest Math Contest
Follow six exceptional high school students who represented the U.S. in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad.
April 15 8:00 pm
Between the Folds
An engaging portrait of ten artists and theoretical scientists, fusing mathematics and sculpture in the medium of origami.
April 15, 7:00 pm
Also tune in to view:
About the 35,000 high-school students from around the U.S. who participate in an engineering contest sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
April 14, 10:00 pm
It All Adds Up
A heart-warming profile of teachers and students of Wayne State University's "Math Corps" and struggling middle and high-school students from Detroit's public schools as they explore vital math and life skills.
April 15, 10:00 pm
Designing the Future
On the power of innovation to transform lives by spotlighting exciting new breakthroughs in science and technology.
April 15, 10:30 pm
Cinemath 2010 is made possible by the American Mathematical Society, AMTRAK, ClickWhirlImage, Providence Public Library, and Rhode Island PBS
Download the Cinemath 2010 poster (pdf).