Hot Docs 2017: Integral Man

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Writer-director Joseph Clement’s subject for Integral Man is the modern renaissance man Jim Stewart.  Stewart is a brilliant concert-level violinist with a contagious passion for music, but he is also an accomplished teacher of mathematics.  Spurred on by some students who told him that his notes on the chalkboard were clearer than the textbook they were using, Stewart took to writing his own calculus books.  They quickly became the standard texts in the field; in 2014 his book sales were over $26 million.

Stewart’s spectacular successes don’t stop there.  With the money he earned from hi textbooks sales, he sought out to build a residential house that combined his love of mathematics with his appreciation for music and performance.  After interviewing some of the most renowned architects of today, he chose to work with Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, constantly developing his ideas into architectural reality.  That’s right – Stewart…

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