Einstein Light To the Power of 2 DVD
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Einstein : Light To The Power Of 2

Anyone who’s seen 1994’s romantic I.Q. is familiar with the presentation of genius Albert Einstein as not only a living legend, but sweet and funny. This production, part of HBO’s Young Inventor series, does nothing to dispel that preconception; it offers up a socially responsible, kind, charismatic, and thoughtful Einstein. The family-oriented film finds Einstein (Paul Soles) as a scholar and physicist at Princeton University. He befriends Lannie (Lataye Studwood), a 12-year-old African American, whose mother works at the university and whose father is an aspiring singer. Einstein offers to tutor Lannie, who’s being shoved into a remedial class. Themes explored are intellectual freedom, racism, stereotypes, friendships, family, loyalty, and love. The Young Inventor series offers up excellent production values, strong acting, and powerful stories woven around true and historically significant tales. –N.F. Mendoza

Additional Information

Awards

Alliance for Children and Television Award for Excellence for Best Drama, Atlantic Film Festival- Children’s Choice for best film, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Best in Live Action Film, Parent’s Choice Winner, SciFest APASE Award for the Advancement of Scientific Education, SciFest Youth Jury Award for Most Inspiring Film

Technical Details

Closed Captioned, Color, Digital Sound, Full Length, Full Screen, NTSC

Languages

English, Spanish, French

Region

Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)

Aspect Ratio

1.33:1

Number of Discs

1

Run Time

55 minutes

Genres

Biography, Drama, Family, Inventors

Director

David Devine

Actors

Chris Mckinney, Lataye Studwood, Linda Sorensen, Paul Soles, Sybyl Walker

Studio

Devine Ent. Corp.

Release Date

May 28, 2002

Rating

G (General Audience)