"The Principle" Challenges Copernican Theory Beginning January 23 In Select Theaters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stellar Motion Pictures, LLC is bringing its highly controversial documentary feature, "The Principle," to moviegoers in select cities beginning January 23rd. "The Principle" is the first-ever film devoted to examining and questioning a widely accepted scientific concept that has defined mankind's place in the cosmos: The Copernican Principle.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the idea of Earth being at the center of the universe is a holdover from an ancient, superstitious age. Modern science has, for centuries, maintained that the human species is nothing special in the context of the cosmos. "The Principle" re-examines and challenges that assumption.

Featuring commentary from the leading minds in cosmology and physics, including George Ellis, Michio Kaku, Julian Barbour, Lawrence Krauss, and Max Tegmark, "The Principle," brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican Principle. The film explores, from all sides, the question of Earth's station in the universe and whether it could, in fact, have a unique importance. Astonishing results from recent large-scale surveys of our visible Universe disclose surprising evidence of a preferred direction in the cosmos, a so-called "Axis of Evil," aligned with our supposedly insignificant Earth.

"This film may become renowned as one of the most controversial documentaries ever made," said Writer/Producer Rick Delano. "It has already inspired tempestuous debate, and that's before anyone has even seen the film. We're bringing new scientific evidence to the table that challenges a 400 year-old worldview, and we encourage people to decide for themselves what these new revelations mean."

"The Principle" will begin an exclusive limited engagement at AMC theaters in Burbank, CA, Orange, CA, and Spokane, WA, on January 23rd, with additional markets opening in the weeks following. The movie is distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures.

Additionally, Stellar Motion Pictures will be hosting a critic's screening in Los Angeles January 13th. Interested media can contact Brian McWillliams of SpellCom - bmcwilliams@spellcom.com.

For theater info or to request "The Principle" in a specific city or market, visit http://www.theprinciplemovie.com

CONTACT: Brian McWilliams 310-838-4010 bmcwilliams@spellcom.comSource: Stellar Motion pictures, LLC