Darren Arononfsky attended to Harvard University where he studied film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, "Supermarket Sweep", starring Sean Gullette, which went on to becoming a National Student Academy Award finalist. He also received an M.F.A from the American Film Institute Conservatory.
In 1996 Aronofsky began to make his first feature film, Pi, which won the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Piâ€™s success led to the creation of Requiem for a Dream, a remake of the Japanese film series "Kozure okami," The Fountain, and 2008â€™s The Wrestler.
The Fountain is a science fiction/fantasy film written and direct by Aronofsky about the pursuit of eternal love. Three narratives are intertwined to span thousands of years, but each revolving around the same themes of love and mortality. The film start Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz and is considered by some to be a challenging visual and philosophical achievement.
Darren Aronofsky and ThinkTalk Host Zack Sherwood talk about science, movies and the acclaimed directors career, while answering questions from students. Darren discusses the struggle to make his first film, Pi, the research that goes into his science-related films (including The Fountain) and why Rudy is his favorite movie (seriously!).