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Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2010
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Darwin Film Released

Creation, the new film about Darwin starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, premiered on Friday, January 22, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, DC.

The movie is based on Annie's Box  (Creation: Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution in the U.S.), written by Randal Keynes, Darwin's great-great-grandson. Keynes sums up his great-great-grandfather:

[Darwin's] love for his wife; his observations of his children; his friendships with gardeners, schoolteachers and pigeon fanciers; his fears about death, revolution, bankruptcy, inbreeding...all these things found their way into his theory. He was the most inclusive of thinkers.

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National Run

The "Creation" national run began on January 22 in these markets:

Group rates may be available—readers should contact the theater in question.

Panels and Screenings

Want to meet the author, the filmmaker, and/or evolution experts?

Bay Area: the Embarcadero Center Cinema (in San Francisco) will host a Q&A panel after the 7:30pm screening on the 22nd featuring the film's director Jon Amiel, Dr. Eugenie Scott of the NCSE, and Dr. Kevin Padian, Professor of Integrative Biology and Curator in the University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley.

Los Angeles: 7:30pm screening at UCLA on January 19. The Q&A panel will feature author Randal Keynes, Director Jon Amiel, and UCLA professors Soraya De Chadarevian (history) and Anthony Friscia (ecology and evolutionary
biology). The screening if free, but you must RSVP at

Boston: screening on January 14, 7pm, at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. The Q&A panel includes author Randal Keynes, and professors Thomas Glick and Jon Roberts of Boston University. RSVP at

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