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Hawking to open Cambridge Film Festival

Hawking to open Cambridge Film Festival

Famed scientist Stephen Hawking to present the Stephen Finnigan-directed documentary in Cambridge.

The 33rd Cambridge Film Festival, which runs from September 19-29, is to open with documentary Hawking.

Told in his own words and by those closest to him, the film relays Professor Stephen Hawking’s journey from boyhood underachiever, to PhD genius, to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Hawking has risen to fame and stardom and continues to make scientific discoveries.

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The professor, best-selling author (A Brief History of Time) and Cambridge resident will present the film in person on September 19.

Stephen Finnigan, BAFTA-nominated series producer of The Choir: Military Wives, directs the Channel 4 and PBS co-production, which is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions (Dsp).

It received its world premiere at SXSW in March and the UK rights have been secured by Vertigo Films. It is also

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