Quantum Leap

It had its world premiere in the little town of Yelm, Wash. (pop. 3,289). It's an odd hybrid of science documentary and spiritual revelation, featuring a Greek chorus of Ph.D.s and mystics talking about quantum physics. It has a title that will be a challenge to typesetters across the country: What tHe #$*! Do wE (k)now!? (fans simply call it "What the Bleep?"). Yet this idiosyncratic indie film has become a sleeper hit in theaters up and down the West Coast, earning a surprising $1.7 million since February. Next month it will roll out on more than 100 screens nationwide.

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