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An Aesthetic Indulgence

An Aesthetic Indulgence

| 15 min
An Aesthetic Indulgence
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Nathan Mendelsohn is an "absent-minded professor" who goes to work because he loves it. As chairman of a university mathematics department, he indulges himself in the pursuit of mathematical excellence and is paid for it. This film is about what makes Nathan Mendelsohn a happy man, so it is about his family, his friends, his students, and his wisdom. It is also about the beauty he finds in the abstract and how that beauty changes the world.


Credits
  • director
    Larry Kurnarsky
  • music
    Larry Kurnarsky
  • producer
    Michael Scott
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
  • cinematography
    Elise Swerhone
  • sound
    Leon Johnson
    Michael Mirus
  • editing
    Aaron Kim Johnston
  • sound editing
    Clive Perry
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry

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