Panel discussion, October 20, 2006
Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, New York
Hamptons International Film Festival
The inventive and ambitious film The Fountain is a love story that deftly moves between fantasy and science as it tells the story of a doctor trying to find a cure for his wife’s cancer. The film won the Sloan Foundation’s Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology at the 2006 Hamptons International Film Festival. In this panel discussion, moderated by journalist and producer Rob Feld, director Darren Aronofsky and his screenwriting partner Ari Handel, who has a PhD. in neuroscience, discussed how they balance their genuine interest in science with the narrative demands of cinematic storytelling.