Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Tesla

Inventor Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to the world.

$35; one ticket admits one car

Thu Aug 13 7:30 PM

The Films

Inventor Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to the world.

Tesla

Michael Almereyda | US | 102

Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention. Courtesy of IFC Films.

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This video was produced by members of the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists | US | 3

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Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
Q&A with director Michael Almereyda
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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