Thanks to a rare brain tumor, comedian Emily Levine suddenly understands quantum physics and chaos theory and sets out to save humanity. Trenchant and hilarious commentary on politics, economics, the media, and contemporary culture combined with an honest and sometimes painful personal story result in laughter, tears and those aha moments that forever change the way you see the world.
“Emily @ the Edge of Chaos” boasts a visual style as unique as its content. Interweaving Emily’s performance, filmed live, with 2D animations, special effects, and pop-up appearances by distinguished scientists, the film takes us on a mind-bending, inspiring and hilarious journey from the America we thought we were to the America we could be.
John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton
Leonard Nimoy as Sigmund Freud
Richard Lewis as Aristotle
Matt Groening as Benjamin Franklin
Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand
Winnie Holzman as a Photon
Paul Dooley as a Muon
Jenny O'Hara as a Lepton
Victor Bumbalo as Dr. Sack
Bruce Vilanch as God
Rick Overton as David Ruelle and Bartleby
Mike Farrell as Edward Lorenz
Richard Blackburn as Werner Heisenberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger
brought to you by
Bob Balaban Executive Producer
Wendy Apple Producer, Director
Lynda Weinman Executive Producer
Bruce Heavin Executive Producer
Thea Kerman Executive Producer
Emily Levine Executive Producer, Writer, Star
"Emily @ the Edge of Chaos" is based on Emily's stage show, directed by Marcia Jean Kurtz and produced by the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, in association with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“I have never spent a more entertaining, intellectually arresting and emotionally fulfilling hour in the theater.” – Norman Lear
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