I put this on as a relaxation-watch, while grading papers. I'm glad I did. My only complaint was that I very quickly lost focus of grading, shifting my attention to the rich story that Brian Swimme told. The story was told in very integrated sort of way, where math, science, and philosophy were merged, using a narrative that was exceptionally literary in nature, employing anthropomorphic analogies, rather than the analytic, drab, dead engineering type of metaphors. In merging these technical narrative components of philosophy, math, and science into a single thread about the coming-of-age of the cosmos, the product was aesthetically and holistically much richer than I've seen in other documentaries of this type. In a way, Dr. Swimme as rejuvenated the story by (re)infusing the story with the beauty that it really should have. Peotic turns and beautiful perspectives afforded the viewer made this an absolute delight. I am trained in the sciences, so when someone can retell a story to someone who has heard it a million times, but do so in a way that the story becomes fresh and alive in a way that it has never been experienced before, I think something magical is happening, namely, great storytelling.
I recommend this film to all. I feel that it is especially the case that young kids need to see the story told in this way. The illustrative nature and cinematic bent of the film also lends itself to the entertainment of those young and aged.