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Great Genius and Profound Stupidity

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 27 MINUTES | English |

GREAT GENIUS AND PROFOUND STUPIDITY

Female Director(s), Documentary

This experimental documentary-which includes interviews with Avital Ronnell, Oliver Sacks, and Merce Cunningham-explores pilgrim mathematician Paul Erdős, Hellen Keller, and the philosophical ideas of genius and stupidity.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Benita Raphan

Benita Raphan created Great Genius and Profound Stupidity as the fourth in a series of films on visionaries that were generally considered to be "the future." The others are Absence Stronger Than Presence (2000), 2+2 (2002), and The Critical Path (2004).

Director of Photography
David Morabito
Music
Robert Miller
Visual Effects
Manic, Jump, Semerad, Coda
Sound Design
Marshall Grupp
Editor
Lin Polito
Principal Cast
Avital Ronell, Oliver Sacks, Merce Cunningham, Ian Garrison, Ron Graham, Andrew Granville
Time Lapse
Mark Schmidt