So you have a successful career as a scientist and a bucket full of graduate degrees, but you chuck it all to become a major player in the world of - wait for it - origami. That's the story of Between the Folds, a documentary screening at Rice University. Filmmaker Vanessa Gould captures ten people - physicists, educators, artists - who have embraced paper folding. Mathematician Tom Hull and physicist Robert Lang both see origami as a method of exploring larger ideas of dimensions, hyperreality and, in the end, beauty. The group, of course, has progressed well beyond the ordinary swan figures to complicated American flags (complete with all 50 stars), standing human figures, and paper sculptures - all made from one flat sheet of paper. 7 p.m. 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-3138 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. Free.
Tue., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., 2009