Come See Creation with a Follow-up Discussion Led by Toni Van Pelt!

January 22, 2010

Jon Amiel’s critically acclaimed film is opening in DC this weekend and The OPP’s Director of Public Policy, Toni Van Pelt, will be leading a discussion after the 7:30 pm showing of the film this Saturday, January 23rd. The Center for Inquiry DC and the Office of Public Policy invite any who want to attend to come, see the film, and participate in the post-movie discussion this weekend. Please note that seating is limited. Purchase your tickets online in advance at in order to ensure a seat! We hope to see you there!

About the movie:

Creation is the powerful and true-life tale of Charles Darwin and the most explosive idea in history. A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter’s death, Darwin (Paul Bettany) is torn between his love for his deeply religious wife (Jennifer Connelly) and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place. He finds himself caught in a battle between faith and reason, love and truth. This is the extraordinary story of Charles Darwin and how his masterwork The Origin of Species came to light. It tells of a global revolution played out in the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most provocative idea in history—evolution; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child. John Collee wrote the screen adaptation, based on the book Annie's Box by Randal Keynes, the great, great-grandson of Charles Darwin. Described by director Jon Amiel as part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story, the film promises a Charles Darwin as you've never seen him before.

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