"FLATLAND: THE MOVIE" is an award-winning animated film inspired by Edwin A. Abbott's classic 1884 novel, “Flatland.” Set in a world of only two dimensions inhabited by sentient geometric shapes, the story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his ever-curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland (Michael York), Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for a thousand years.
Middle school, high school and college-level math teachers around the world have integrated FLATLAND: THE MOVIE screenings into their courses. Worksheets and teaching notes prepared by Brown University Professor Thomas Banchoff (a renowned Flatland scholar) and Hollywood Math and Science Film Consulting help students at various levels build on their understanding of geometry and dimensions.
FLATLAND: THE MOVIE has sold out screenings and keynote addresses at dozens of math and science conferences including the NCTM Annual Meeting, MAA MathFest, Joint Mathematics Meetings, School Science and Mathematics Association, and the USA Science and Engineering Festival. It took home the Jury Award at the 2008 Berlin MathFilm Festival and won awards at the Kids First! Film Festival and the EcoVision Film Festival .
Flatland has also screened at the brand new Museum of Mathematics in NYC and the US Embassy in Cairo. FLATLAND: THE MOVIE was featured as a video installation at the prestigious Centre Pompidou-Metz Exhibition “Vues D'en Haut” (Views from Above) in Summer 2013 and is discussed in University of Texas Professor Linda Henderson's "The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art".
FLATLAND: THE MOVIE's success led to the 2012 release of FLATLAND 2: SPHERELAND, a sequel based on the novel "Sphereland" by Dionys Burger. Where will Flatland go next?
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