The association with “mainstream science” is often weaponized as a way of overawing us and persuading us to stop expecting answers to hard questions.
Maybe you’ve watched The Greatest Showman — but have you heard of Barnum’s “What Is It?” exhibit?
One takeaway is that, despite assurances to the contrary, modern evolutionary theory is not easily separated from malign currents in American history, currently exemplified by the Alt-right.
One of the rewarding experiences that go with creating a film is doing live screenings and being able to interact in a personal way with viewers during Q&A.
I love taking part in post-screening discussions of my films because I get to hear and learn from perspectives different from my own.