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Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis

The story is that, 20 years ago, a peg-legged motorcycle mechanic walked into the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT and demanded a job. Since then, legendary academic eclectic Joe Davis has advanced some of the oddest theories in art and science, earning him the nickname "The Grandfather of Genetic Art." Documentary filmmaker Peter Sasowsky trailed after the crackpot genius for years, trying to figure out what makes this philosopher/artist/inventor/dumpster-diver tick. No doubt about it, Davis is a character, both fascinating and maddening (self-consciously so, it must be admitted). But it's hard to say whether this film (or any film, for that matter) will bring mere mortals any closer to understanding the dude. Sasowsky will be at Guild Cinema for Q & A sessions following the film's one-night-only screenings. 89 minutes