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As Physics Nobel Prize Awarded for Higgs Boson Discovery, Buzzy Doc 'Particle Fever' Lands 2014 Distribution (CLIP)

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 8, 2013 at 1:57PM

This morning, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their discovery of the Higgs boson, aka the elusive "God Particle." In timely fashion, the stateside theatrical distribution of documentary "Particle Fever" has been announced, kicking off a week run at Film Forum on March 5, 2014. Watch a clip, below.
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Particle Fever

This morning, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their discovery of the Higgs boson, aka the elusive "God Particle." In timely fashion, the stateside theatrical distribution of documentary "Particle Fever" has been announced, kicking off a week run at Film Forum on March 5, 2014.

The doc follows the inside story of the six scientists who made the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hardron Collider, one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in history. "Particle Fever" is helmed by Mark Levinson ("Prisoner of Time") and edited by Oscar winner Walter Murch ("Apocalypse Now," "The Godfather" trilogy). This marks Murch’s first foray into documentary features.

The film, which had its North American premiere at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, sold out its NYFF screenings and won the Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award. 

Abramorama and BOND Strategy and Influence will handle the distribution and marketing. An expansion is planned following the Film Forum release.

Here's a clip from the film:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.