Science on Screen®
A Knight’s Tale
Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry — tournament jousting — and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.
Preceding the film, Chris Fields, Senior Mechanical Engineer & Owner of Sterling Armory, will give a presentation on Metallurgy & the Science of Swords. The presentation will explore many of the common myths and concepts of swords, as well as delve into the real science used in making original swords all over the world.
An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.
USA, 2001, 132 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Brian Helgeland