Pi (Lionsgate, 1998)
It’s Pi Day! Otherwise known as March 14th or 3.14 or 3.14159 or Π or…
It’s a real thing—Wikipedia says so!
Pi also happens to be an incredible movie that we would like to recommend.
The first time I watched Black Swan, as the end credits began to roll I became aware of my breath again, as though I had been holding it the entire movie. Yes, it was THAT tense. All of Darren Aronofsky’s films are filled with intensity and tell stories of characters so obsessed and tortured by the quest for something pure that they turn self-destructive. His first film, Pi, is a dark and dreamlike look into the mind of delusional genius.
Pi tells the story of Max, a number theorist who becomes obsessed with finding a universal numeric pattern that could unlock the stock market. Plagued by debilitating migraines and stalked by those willing to kill for the code, Max quickly descends into a world of paranoid delusions.
This is director Darren Aronofsky’s debut feature and one of his most surreal works. Shot in black and white, he takes full advantage of his limited pallet, closing in on images of ink-black blood and the stark white of swirling cream. Pi earned him the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Gotham Open Palm Award.
So download Pi, heat up some pie and enjoy a real slice of art.