In Alexandria, Egypt, AD 391, Hypatia—one of the earliest female mathematicians, astronomers, and philosophers—is caught up in society’s upheavals: the rise of Christianity as a political force, religious conflict, and threats to institutions of higher learning. Hypatia’s student Orestes is in love with her as is her personal servant. Hypatia only interests are the movement of the sun and planets and the brotherhood of all. This film complements the special exhibition, Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities.
Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)
Ages: Film is rated R for violence.
with Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, VMFA, in conversation with VIDA WILLIAMS, Data Scientist, Singlestone & Program Chair, CodeVA
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 | 1–4 pm
Leslie Cheek Theater