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3-D Premiere of Molecules to the Max!
Rensselaer held a special sneak preview of Molecules to the MAX! 3-D on Sept. 25, at Proctor’s GE Theatre in Schenectady — a day before the public premiere. Many members of the campus community attended the event, which Professor Richard Siegel hailed as the “world premiere” of the new 3-D version of the movie. Proctor’s will feature the movie through June 2011.

In the movie, audiences fly through the crystalline structure of a snowflake, explore the metallic maze of a penny, blast through the far reaches of space, escape the tangled polymers of chewing gum, and discover the molecular machinery of a living cell. Molecules to the MAX! will soon be in IMAX, IMAX 3D, iWERKS, and other giant-screen theaters around the world.

Molecules to the MAX! is the second film released by the Molecularium Project. Molecularium is the flagship outreach effort of Rensselaer’s National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. The center is on a mission to expand science literacy worldwide by exciting young minds through “stealth education.”

Along with Siegel, Rensselaer professors Linda Schadler and Shekhar Garde are executive producers of Molecules to the MAX! Toronto-based SK Films is distributing the film, and the production studio behind the movie is Nanotoon Entertainment. Many Rensselaer students and graduates worked for Nanotoon during the development of the movie.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 15, October 8, 2010
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