Kino Lorber released the trailer for the offbeat film Emily @ the Edge of Chaos, a hilarious, scientific look at life with comic-philosopher Emily Levine. Directed by Wendy Apple; and written and starring Emily Levine, the film opens May 7 in select theaters and virtual cinemas nationwide.
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos interweaves Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, appearances by scientists, and animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leonard Nimoy as Sigmund Freud, Richard Lewis as Aristotle, Matt Groening as Aldo Leopold).
The film uses physics, which explains how the universe works, to explain our metaphysics – the story of our values, our institutions, our interactions. Using her own experience and a custom blend of insight and humor, provocation and inspiration, personal story and social commentary, Emily takes her audience through its own paradigm shift: from the Fear of Change to the Edge of Chaos!
Emily Levine, like her film, was one-of-a-kind. She was a television writer and producer (Designing Women, Love & War and Dangerous Minds), a stand-up performer, and an out-of-the box-thinker, whose brilliant TED Talks have been watched by millions. She made this film with Wendy Apple, who produced and directed it.
Wendy died in 2017 and Emily continued working on the film until she also passed away in 2019.
Watch the trailer for EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS