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The Believers: Cold Fusion at the Chicago International Film Festival

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A compelling science documentary about the story behind the controversial "discovery" of cold fusion is an official selection of the Chicago International Film Festival, playing this week!

Yes, you read that right, a SCIENCE film at an International Film Festival!

Check out the film trailer.

137 films, the Chicago based production company that created this documentary "makes films that tell the human stories behind compelling scientific discoveries, finding the poetry in the often intimidating world of theory, data and equations. With this unique approach, inspires viewers to deepen their relationship to science."

I have written about this film previously as I had watched it in pre-screening. I found the film to be particularly enjoyable as it put a human face on how science is done and how it is an example of what happens when we share scientific findings much too soon.

Below are more details on how you can attend the world premiere of "The Believers" if you are up in the Windy City this week:

October 16, 8PM and October 20, 2pm

Chicago International Film Festival

AMC River East 21

322 E. Illinois, St

Chicago, IL 60610

Click here to buy tickets!

"More than three years in the making, The Believers is the second feature-length documentary from Chicago filmmaking group 137 Films.

The Chicago screening marks the beginning of The Believers' festival run. Check back soon for other festival dates and locations.

137 Films is underway with attempts to find distribution for The Believers so that a worldwide audience can watch the film.

You can help! Spread the word about the film. Visit the facebook page and "Like" it. Join in the conversation. Forward the youtube or vimeo trailer. Consider supporting our organization and our efforts to promote science literacy through storytelling."

I hope some of you will take the opportunity to watch this terrific film in a terrific city!

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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