(2015 | Biography/History | 120 min.)
Friday, October 13 | 7 PM | $15 ($10 for Students)
Presented with Joseph Sikorski and the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
BUILT FOR HUMANITY… DESTROYED BY GREED.
Nearly a century ago, Nikola Tesla dreamed of sending free wireless energy from a mysterious tower and lab on Long Island called Wardenclyffe. Deteriorating for decades, the remains of his great work were almost lost forever.
Until a grateful world united to save it. One click at a time.
Featuring interviews with celebrity magician Penn Jillette, the Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman, Tesla’s relative William Terbo, Peabody Award-Winner Jack Hitt and many other distinguished guests, TOWER TO THE PEOPLE shows the mysterious past, uplifting present, and exciting future of Nikola Tesla’s last remaining lab on the planet. It is an inspirational story that is part science, part history and part community.
Following the screening will be a Q&A with TOWER TO THE PEOPLE filmmaker/Tesla researcher Joseph Sikorski, who has most recently appeared on CBS News, the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, and Penn Jillette’s popular Sunday School program. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Southampton Arts Center and the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.
Presented in conjunction with ODD BEAUTY: The Techno-Eccentric World of Steampunk, Curated by Art Donovan.
July 4 Hours: 10 AM-2 PM The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this summer, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world. This exhibition is made possible by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell and is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.
RENTAL EVENT Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to “hijack” an empty plane and escape the USSR. It started as a fantasy, Operation Wedding, as outrageous as it was simple: Under the disguise of a trip to a local family wedding, the group members would buy every ticket on a small 12-seater plane, so there would be no passengers but them, no innocents in harm’s way. The group’s pilot would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.