Nobel Son

Our “Science of Science Fiction” guest Michael Ravine, who manages the development of cameras for NASA missions to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and the asteroid Benuu, once found time to be Executive Producer of the feature film Noble Son. Join Michael as he screens the film and discusses the experience of making it.

Starring Alan Rickman, Mary Steenburgen, and Bryan Greenberg along with Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Bill Pullman, and more, Nobel Son is a 2007 American black comedy about a dysfunctional family dealing with the kidnapping of their son for ransom following the father’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Roger Ebert said of the film, “Nobel Son is a mercilessly convoluted version of a Twister, that genre in which the plot whacks us as if it’s taking batting practice. I will not hint at anything that happens. I will simply observe that it’s all entertaining.”

Nobel Son to be screened at San Diego Comic Fest