Scientific Sages


PHOTO: Roger Nygard

You’d think it would be the religious leaders and philosophers who had a handle on the existential, but of the 175 people that director Roger Nygard interviewed for his upcoming documentary, The Nature of Existence , he says it was the physicists who stood out. (Other subjects include novelists, biologists, artists, and a pair of Stonehenge druids.) Nygard, best known for the 1997 cult film Trekkies , figures it this way: ”Breaking down man’s existence to the smallest particles and comparing that to the enormity of multiple universes makes you naturally philosophical about our origins.”

The Nature of Existence will premier at the Cinequest film festival in San Jose, Calif., 8 March 2009. You can see the traileron YouTube.