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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

The new film Tesla is a freewheeling take on the career of visionary inventor Nikola Tesla (played by Ethan Hawke) and his frustrations and breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light. Join award-winning filmmaker Michael Almereyda, who wrote, directed, and produced Tesla, and Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Tesla’s rival Thomas Edison, as they discuss their experiences in making a biographical film that—like its subject—is highly unconventional.