Free Screening of 'The Theory of Everything'

Stephen Hawking has led a remarkable life. Perhaps the smartest living man in the world, the English scientist has spent his entire life doing ground-breaking work in astrophysics, despite being diagnosed at motor neurone disease at age 21. From books like the best-selling A Brief History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell to his modern-day appearances on pop culture shows and at thought-leading seminars, Hawking has become as esteemed a scientist as there is in the world.

Hawking's incredible life story — especially his courtship of his first wife, Jane Wilde — serves as the source material for the new movie The Theory of Everything. The Carolina Theatre is hosting a special free screening of the film on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Watch the trailer below for a preview.

In the film, Cambridge student Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) finds himself smitten with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Not long after they meet, Hawking is diagnosed with a form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Despite the grim outlook, he finds purpose through his love and work. The film is based on the memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking and directed by Academy Award-winning director James Marsh.

To guarantee your spot at the screening, please RSVP by noon on Tues., Nov. 18.

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