The Most Unknown

U.S., 93m, DCP

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Screened May 18–24, 2018

A celebration of those who make science their vocation, this stunning documentary—with Werner Herzog no less serving as an advisor—brings together nine experts from a variety of disciplines who spend their lives pursuing the intangible realms of our planet and the universe beyond. From grappling with the revelations of consciousness research to the thrill of deep sea exploration in the Pacific, director Cheney’s subjects each share the joy of the scientific process, even when the answers elude them. 

Opening Night: CPH: DOX

Exclusive NY engagement. An Abramorama release.

Director Ian Cheney and subjects Jennifer Macalady and Laurie R. Santos in person opening night!

Jennifer Macalady, Ph.D. is a geomicrobiologist at Penn State University who explores deep caves in central Italy to understand the origins of life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets.
Laurie R. Santos, Ph.D. is a cognitive psychologist at Yale University who studies monkeys on a remote island off Puerto Rico to understand what makes the human mind unique.
Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films include King CornThe City Dark, and The Search for General Tso. He lives in Maine.

A film by Ian Cheney

An urgent plea for scientific curiosity.”

Village Voice