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New film about Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach, and the connection between physics, opera, and human imagination.
1,175 backers pledged $106,429 to help bring this project to life.

New Rewards, New Trailer, New Press

Posted by John Walter (Creator)

Hello Earth Movers,

$88,477 pledged, 1,020 backers (+counting) and yes- only 4 days left to go.

On our behalf, thank you. Thank you for your interest, support, and passion in helping us push this campaign forward to bring The Earth Moves to life. 

In honor of the four days left in our campaign, we are pleased to unveil four brand new rewards.

PHILIP GLASS SUPER PACK (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE) - $225: You’ll receive a collection of work exploring the influence of Philip Glass on minimalist music and culture in the New York avant-garde art scene. 

  • Issue 79 of the Fader featuring Philip Glass, 
  • Four Musical Minimalists by Keith Potter, Experimentalism Otherwise- The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits by Benjamin Piekut, 
  • A Playbill from the 1976 Einstein on the Beach performance, 
  • Plus all preceding digital rewards

ROBERT WILSON SUPER PACK (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE) - $225: You’ll receive a collection of work exploring the life and work of Robert Wilson.

  •  The Theater of Images (an exploration of the revolutionary work by Wilson), a
  •  CD copy of The Forest (Wilson’s 1988 opera with music from Talking Heads’ David Byrne), 
  • Robert Wilson’s Vision by Trevor Fairbrother,
  •  A copy of Teatro alla Scala’s production of Il Ritorno d’Ulisse In Patria (an opera in a prologue and five acts set by Claudio Monteverdi and directed by Robert Wilson)
  • Plus all preceding digital rewards

ALBERT EINSTEIN SUPER PACK (ONLY TWO AVAILABLE) - $225: You’ll receive a collection of work exploring the life and work of Albert Einstein that inspired Wilson and Glass during the creation of Einstein on the Beach!

  • Einstein. The Life and Times (same biography read by Philip Glass while working on Einstein on the Beach)
  •  Relativity- The Special and General Theory,
  •   The Universe and Dr. Einstein, On the Beach by Nevil Shute,
  • America’s Atomic Bomb Tests (3 set DVD pack), 
  • One Einstein plush doll, 
  • Plus all preceding digital rewards

JOHN WALTER'S EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH SYLLABUS - $15: Get a digital list of research material, photos and inspiration behind The Earth Moves documentary from director, John Walter, Plus all preceding digital rewards

We would also like to express our deepest thanks to the Albert Einstein Estate for sharing our brand new trailer with their global following of Einstein enthusiasts. See the new trailer below, and be sure to follow Albert Einstein on Facebook and Twitter for more amazing Einstein content!

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Finally, we would like to thank the Art Newspaper for featuring our film! Click here to read the article and gain further insights about this campaign!

With 4 days left to go, we are 88% of the way there. We couldn't be more excited about how far we've come. We ask that you continue to help us spread the word. In doing so, you will help make this campaign a success.


The Earth Moves Team


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      ROB FAKELEY on

      we are really close! $3,700- that like 3.5% of the budget to go... Exciting home stretch!

    2. Richard (Todd) Stevens on

      Can you make the film for less? If so, is there anyway you can lower your goal? I really want to see this happen.