Saturday, March 13 - Thursday, March 18, 2021
Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.
All screenings of TESLA feature an exclusive video introduction from filmmaker Michael Almereyda, recorded to welcome back audiences to IFC Center for our reopening.
- Country USA
- Running Time 102 minutes
- Distributor IFC in Theatres, LLC
- Director Michael Almereyda
- Writer Michael Almereyda
- Cast Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Lucy Walters, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Hamilton, Blake DeLong, Hannah Gross
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