Docs In Theaters: ‘Particle Fever’


Nonfics is not able to review every documentary and nonfiction film released in the U.S. That’s why Docs In Theaters is here to provide at least a guide to all the new releases, without critical thoughts. Where available, we will link to our own review of the film or a review at our sister site, Film School Rejects.

Particle Fever

Directed by Mark Levinson

Edited by Walter Murch (Oscar nominee for Apocalypse Now, Ghost, Julia, Cold Mountain, The Godfather Part III and The English Patient)

Featuring Peter Higgs, Monica Dunford, Savas Dimopoulos

Official Synopsis: Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? [Abramorama]

Nonfics Rating: ★★★★ [Review by Christopher Campbell]

Now playing in New York City, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Irvine and Toronto.

For details on current and upcoming theatrical openings, check the See The Film page on the film’s website.

(Editor in Chief)

Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.