The film is scored by Miriam Cutler and features late “Designing Women” writer and stand-up comic Emily Levine.
Interweaving a live performance from Levine, whose TED talks have generated millions of views, appearances by scientists, and animated characters including Ayn Rand (voiced by Lily Tomlin), “Emily @ The Edge of Chaos” uses physics, “which explains how the universe works – to explain our metaphysics – the story of our values, our institutions, our interactions,” the film’s synopsis details. “Using her own experience and a custom blend of insight and humor, provocation and inspiration, personal story and social commentary, Emily takes her audience through its own paradigm shift: from the Fear of Change to the Edge of Chaos.”
Levine was admittedly no scientist, but she had this “weird sort of talent” where she could “understand everything about science — everything except the actual science part,” she says in the spot.
“Emily @ The Edge of Chaos” was directed and produced by Wendy Apple (“The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”), who died soon after she locked the film in 2017.
Levine died in 2019.
Read more and watch the trailer here: https://womenandhollywood.com/exclusive-emily-levine-uses-physics-comedy-to-make-sense-of-life-in-emily-the-edge-of-chaos-trailer/