The #1 new documentary opening up the box office this weekend was National Geographic’s Science Fair. The possible Oscar contender make a big break forward on it’s opening weekend in New York City. The documentary is being called one of the best documentaries of the year and with much deserving accolades. Science Fair is a shear delight to watch. The documentary also one the top audience choice award at both Sundance and SXSW this year. That is quite an accomplishment in itself.
Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.