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iW NEWS | “Genius” Takes Sloan Award

iW NEWS | "Genius" Takes Sloan Award

For the 9th consecutive year, the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize will be presented as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The cash prize is awarded to a feature-length film that “explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and engineers in a realistic and compelling fashion.” This year’s recipient is Marc Abraham‘s “Flash of Genius,” which stars Greg Kinnear. HIFF is presenting the premiere of the film on Thursday October 2nd, 2008 at MoMA. “Genius” is based on the true story of a college professor and part-time inventor, Robert Kearns, and his long battle with the U.S. automobile industry. “Kearns’ story of unwavering dedication to the sanctity and innovation of his invention is just the kind of tale that we’re happy to share with our audiences,” said HIFF Program Director David Nugent, in a statement. The Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15-19, 2008. [Peter Knegt]

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