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Oppenheimer (2023, Nolan) and movie discussion with Simon Märkl

July 25 2023 - "Oppenheimer" OmU (2023, Nolan) with movie discussion


in cooperation with Kinocenter Gießen


*The screening is in english with subtitles, the discussion will be held in german*

Ticket: 8€, purchase through Kinocenter Gießen and at the box office


Time Place Participation
7 pm c.t.

Kinocenter Gießen

Bahnhofstraße 34, 35390 Gießen

ticket sale via Kinocenter Gießen


Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.

The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar® winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award® nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. Oppenheimer also stars Oscar® winner Rami Malek and reunites Nolan with eight-time Oscar® nominated actor, writer and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh. The cast includes Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Dylan Arnold (Halloween franchise), David Krumholtz (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises).

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan.

Oppenheimer is filmed in a combination of IMAX® 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography including, for the first time ever, sections in IMAX® black and white analogue photography.

Nolan’s films, including Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, have earned more than $5 billion at the global box office and have been awarded 11 Oscars and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations.

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Movie Discussion

Simon Märkl

Simon Märkl (Dr. phil.), born in 1987, is a cultural historian with a focus on the social engagement with future technologies. He received his doctorate with a scholarship from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung at the Rachel Carson Center of the Ludwig Maximilian University and the German Museum in Munich. His dissertation “Big Science Fiction” tells about the complex relationship between science, politics and propaganda during the Cold War using the example of nuclear fusion research in the USA.

After professional stations in science management at acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, the Technical University of Munich and LMU, Simon Märkl now heads the International Office at the Ingolstadt campus of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.