Directed by: Clayton Brown, Monica Long Ross / USA / English / 2012 / Documentary, Biography / 83 minutes / San Diego Premiere
The Believers begins in March of 1989, when two respected chemists from the University of Utah stand in front of a wall of reporters; flashbulbs pop as the pair - one shy, the other cracking jokes - announce a startling claim: they have solved the world's energy problems using seawater, batteries, and the mysterious glass contraption they hold proudly in their hands. "Cold Fusion" is born. Within days, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann are on the cover of Time Magazine. But in three short months, their careers are in tatters, their reputations ruined, and Cold Fusion is synonymous with "bad science."
Twenty-two years later, despite mainstream sciences
continued disdain, professional and amateur scientists, a high school whiz kid, and a Hollywood-based internet DJ are confident that Cold Fusion can still save the world, and that we are closer than ever to the Holy Grail of civilization. They're the Believers.
Official Selection: Cinequest International Film Festival 2013
Tickets $6.17 in advance/$10.00 at the door
The Ocean Beach Playhouse (View)
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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