Join Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, VMFA, and Vida Williams, Data Scientist, Singlestone & Program Chair, CodeVA, for a Pi Day conversation about the celebrated 2009 movie Agora starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia–one of the earliest female mathematicians, astronomers, and philosophers.
Within a week prior to Pi Day, view Agora on one of these three streaming services: Amazon Prime, Google Play, or Pluto (free with ads).
Agora (2009; 127 min; dir. Alejandro Amenábar)
Rated R for violence.
In Alexandria, Egypt, AD 391, Hypatia is caught up in society’s upheavals: religious conflict and threats to institutions of higher learning. Hypatia’s student Orestes is in love with her as is her personal servant. Hypatia’s only interests are the movement of the sun and planets and the brotherhood of all.
(Image credit: Park Circus Group)