Movies On The Block — A Beautiful Mind

a beautiful mind (6.27) This week Russell Crowe stars in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. Four stars and a thumb up from Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun Times for this account of the life of Princeton professor and Nobel Prize winning mathematician, John Forbes Nash, Jr.

. . . the story of a man who is one of the greatest mathematicians, and a victim of schizophrenia. Nash’s discoveries in game theory have an impact on our lives every day. He also believed for a time that Russians were sending him coded messages on the front page of the New York Times.

Rated S = k log W for entropy. Running time 135 minutes. Crowe was asked not to sing his lines.

Free, sundown, Movies on the Block, Thursday, June 27, Grant’s Block, Westminster and Union Streets

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