Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre holding screening of Nikola Tesla documentary

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Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre will host film director Joe Sikorsky and Tesla Science Center Executive Director Marc Alessi for a screening and discussion of the documentary film “Tower to the People”, about Nikola Tesla on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Nikola Tesla was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. The name of the popular automotive and energy company “Tesla, Inc.” is a tribute to him.

Tower to the People tells the tragic, yet ultimately inspirational story about Tesla’s most ambitious experiment for humanity. Using a mysterious tower at a laboratory called “Wardenclyffe,” Tesla dreamed of sending free wireless energy to any point on the globe. However, his hopes were crushed by the greed, rivalries and ambivalence of corporate titans in that era. Generations later, however, the world would unite to correct the historical injustice and help preserve the inventor’s legacy using technology Tesla himself helped develop. 

Following the conclusion of the film, its director Joe Sikorsky and Tesla Science Center Executive Director Marc Alessi will be on hand to discuss the film and Tesla and answer questions from those in attendance about them. 

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is Nikola Tesla’s only remaining laboratory. Today it operates as a non-profit museum and science center dedicated to the celebrated inventor.

Admission to the event is $12 for Cinema Arts Centre members and $17 for the public.

Story submitted by the Cinema Arts Centre.

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