The world premiere of a new film on the life of former Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Alvin Weinberg will be held on Thursday, April 23, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. The film was written and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and Oak Ridge resident Keith McDaniel.
Although McDaniel has written and directed more than a dozen documentary films, he is generally best known for his films â€œSecret City: The Oak Ridge Storyâ€ and â€œThe Clinton 12.â€
According to McDaniel, the biographical documentary entitled â€œAlvin Weinbergâ€ explores the life of the internationally renowned nuclear scientist.
â€œI didnâ€™t know Dr. Weinberg very well although I did interview him a couple of years prior to his death,â€ McDaniel said. â€œHis was a fascinating life. In making this film, I wanted to not only tell stories of his professional achievements but I also wanted to show what Dr. Weinberg was like as a person.â€ [Read more…]