Immortality almost seems within reach when Weiner reveals that for every day we live, our life expectancy goes up by five hours. Yet with our sagging skin and crumbling bag-of-bones, our bodies tick on to eventual decay. Throughout his survey, its impossible to ignore that its mostly middle-aged men who are delirious to live forever. No one asked Jeanne Calment, the oldest person on record, who died at 122 years old, whether she could take 122 more years, let alone infinity.
Wed., July 14, 8 p.m., 2010