Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Flock of Dodos: Rare, Even-Handed Look at Hot-button Issue
Randy Olson's film, "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution -- Intelligent Design Circus" is being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, and the reviews are beginning to come in. Here's Martha Fischer writing in Cinematical on the film:
Because Flock of Dodos was made by someone with a passion for and background in science, its willingness to listen to and criticize both sides equally will surprise some viewers. It’s Olson’s background, though, that gives the film power -- not only is he well-positioned to ask the right questions of intelligent design advocates, but he’s also respected enough as a scientist that his criticism of evolutionists is easier for that side to stomach than it might otherwise be. Flock of Dodos is a rare, even-handed look at a hot-button issue, and it deserves to be widely seen; one hopes that its world premiere at Tribeca will win it a distribution deal, and get the film before the general audiences. It’s not as if this controversy is going to go away, so we may as well talk about it.