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Live Q and A with Professor Stephen Hawking on the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival


13 September 2013

Fans from across the UK can win the chance to have their question answered by Professor Hawking at the live Q&A on the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival (19th Sept).

Questions can be submitted on Twitter using #AskHawking or via the film’s official Facebook page

Professor Stephen Hawking, Vertigo Films and Channel 4 are proud to announce the UK Gala Premiere of Hawking opening the 33rd Cambridge Film Festival on Thursday 19th September.  The very special evening will feature a live Q&A event broadcast via satellite link to over 60 cinemas across the UK and will be hosted by Channel 4’s Krishnan-Guru Murphy.  The panel guests announced include Professor Hawking and his family and close friends including, sister Dr Mary Hawking, close friend Professor Kip Thorne and the film’s producer, Ben Bowie and director Stephen Finnigan.

Hawking is the extraordinary story of the world’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Professor Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into his world, both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure, Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood underachiever, to Ph.D. genius, to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Professor Hawking makes amazing scientific discoveries and rises to fame and superstardom.

Featuring interviews with Buzz Aldrin, Richard Branson, Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as a host of family members and close friends, the film is a celebration of his life and offers viewers’ unprecedented access into his captivating universe.
 
Hawking — a remarkable man, a remarkable movie.

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