January 4, 2010
George Csicsery interview by Michael Fox in SF360.
George Csicsery aces "Hard Problems" focuses on the making of Hard Problems, George Csicsery's career in math-related documentaries, and the difficulties faced by independents in the changing distribution environment. Read the interview at http://tinyurl.com/yfbql79.
October 4, 2009
Hard Problems going to television...
A one-hour version of Hard Problems will be distributed to U.S. public broadcasting stations on an exclusive basis by American Public Television (APT) starting October 4, 2009 through 2013. See aptonline.org. Underwriting for the broadcast was made possible with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
September 30, 2009
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute presents the Northern California premiere of Hard Problems at a special screening at MSRI's Simons Auditorium in Berkeley, California. The event, combined with a reception before the screening and a panel discussion following the film, features students in the film, and participants in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) program. See http://www.msri.org/specials/hardproblems
November 7, 2008
A review of Hard Problems has been published in Video Librarian.
May 27, 2008
A review of the Hard Problems DVD has been posted at the UNI High newspaper web site in addition to an article about Alex Zhai's participation in the film.
Charles Ashbacher has also written a review of the film.
April 18, 2008
The Deluxe edition of "Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest" is now available from the MAA and from The Art of Problem Solving.
The Deluxe edition DVD contains the entire 82-minute feature film, a 45-minute classroom version, 52-minutes of bonus scenes, a 82-page pdf of the 2006-2007 IMO problems and their solutions by Zuming Feng.
January 8, 2008
The Mathematical Association of America presents the world premiere screening of Hard Problems: The Road to the World’s Toughest Math Contest. A feature documentary film produced and directed by George Csicsery for the MAA, Hard Problems tells the story of the extraordinarily gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The film will premiere on January 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.
MAA announces sale of DVD at premiere
Hard Problems flyer