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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

GREAT GENIUS AND PROFOUND STUPIDITY

Directed by Benita Raphan
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 27 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE GREAT GENIUS AND PROFOUND STUPIDITY

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.

Female Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)

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).


Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    27 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Lin Polito
  • Time Lapse:
    Mark Schmidt
  • Music:
    Robert Miller
  • Sound Design:
    Marshall Grupp
  • Director of Photography:
    David Morabito
  • Principal Cast:
    Avital Ronell, Oliver Sacks, Merce Cunningham, Ian Garrison, Ron Graham, Andrew Granville
  • Visual Effects:
    Manic, Jump, Semerad, Coda

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