Event Details

Screening: Tower to the People-Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues

Date: October 13th, 2017
Venue: Southampton Arts Center
Address: 25 Jobs Lane
City: Southampton
Time: 07:00 p.m.
Price: $15
Website: http://southamptonartscenter.org/event/tower-people-teslas-dream-wardenclyffe-continues/
Phone: 631-283-0967


Presented with the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

Tower to the People – Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues is a 2015 documentary film directed by Joseph Sikorski about Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower. The film documents the history and subsequent decline of the Wardenclyffe complex designed and built by Tesla in Shoreham, New York, as the main laboratory and facility for his experiments on wireless power transmission. The documentary focuses on the role of J.P. Morgan, one of the main investors behind the project, who pulled his support after realizing free wireless energy would hurt his own business interests. Tesla could not find additional investments and in 1906 the project was abandoned and never became operational. After over a century of decay, the tower site was rescued by a successful fundraising campaign and will be converted into a museum the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe honoring the legacy of the Serbian American inventor.

Featuring interviews with celebrity magician Penn Jillette, the Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman, Tesla’s relative William Terbo, Peabody Award-Winner Jack Hitt and many other distinguished guests, TOWER TO THE PEOPLE shows the mysterious past, uplifting present, and exciting future of Nikola Tesla’s last remaining lab on the planet. It is an inspirational story that is part science, part history and part community.