by Jack Karp
May 11 - 27
J. Robert Oppenheimer, along with his brother Frank and a growing army of colleagues, develops a weapon that could end life on Earth in the remote New Mexico desert. The gravity of this physics problem reveals the genius and the complexities that characterized Oppenheimer’s life: his sometimes erratic behavior, the conflict between his drive to control the titanic forces he would unleash, his own emotional needs, and his seesaw relationships with his gifted younger brother Frank, his wife Kitty, and his old lover Jean. Intimate and lightning fast, Irreversible reminds us of the cost of genius, the threat of extinction, and the inexorable human thirst for knowledge.