Released in 1992, A Brief History of Time is an award winning motion picture documentary about British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, directed by Errol Morris. Stephen Hawking’s theories changed the modern perception of the creation of the universe.
This film features interviews with Stephan Hawking, his family, and other physicists as well as various analogue charts and diagrams to try explain some of he complex theories detailed in Hawking’s best-selling book, also titled A Brief History of Time, that was released in 1988. (Although even with the charts and interviews it’s all still so complicated you better take some Tylenol before trying to understand all these theories).
The film features Stephen Hawking, Jane Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Basil King, Derek Pawney, Norman Dix, Robert Berman, Gordon Berry, Roger Penrose, Dennis Sciama, John Wheeler, Brandon Carter, John Taylor, P. Thorne, Don Page, Christopher Isham, Bryan Whitt, Raymond LaFlamme and Kip Thomas.
This movie won two Sundance Film Festival awards in 1992. It won the Filmmakers Trophy for Documentary and the Grand Jury Prize for documentary.