New IMAX®3D film premiering Friday, May 31
MONTREAL, May 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The IMAX®TELUS Theatre at the Science Centre presents the Canadian premiere of The Great White Shark 3D, opening Friday, May 31. Through new image capture techniques, the
viewer is literally plunged into the heart of the world's oceans to
meet the legendary Great White shark.
Great White Shark 3D reveals the important role that this majestic predator has played in our
marine ecosystems since the dawn of the dinosaurs. For the vast
majority of people, the Great White shark is a symbol of terror and
savage ferocity, a nightmarish killing machine, hungry for prey. And
yet the Great White shark is itself on the verge of extinction, the
victim of a merciless predator: humans.
Directed by British filmmakers Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, Great White Shark 3D is the culmination of an ocean trilogy that began with Wild Ocean 3D and The Last Reef 3D, which garnered awards and nominations at film festivals around the
Great White Shark 3D takes us to the oceans off South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and
California to reveal the beauty and strength of these animals through
the eyes of people who have been transformed by shark encounters.
We meet Mark Rutzen, a South African who swims with sharks in the aptly
named Shark Alley, and Dr. Chris Lowe, who tags juvenile sharks off the
coast of Los Angeles in order to learn more about them, their habitat
and their way of life.
The film's most extraordinary images are the work of two of the world's
top free-divers: Canadian William Winram and Belgian Frederic Buyle,
not to mention Québec free-diver François Leduc, who was in charge of
Creating no bubbles, these free-divers move in perfect harmony with the
flow of the water; and the Great Whites - which can grow to over 6
meters in length - swim right up to them. Like these men, the viewer is
breathless before the amazing images of the great predators brushing
against the divers as if to smell them, feel them, relate to them.
Length: 40 minutes
Official website of the film: www.greatwhiteshark3d.com
To download high-resolution photos, click this link:
The Montreal Science Centre wishes to acknowledge the Government of
Canada's support, and to thank its presenting sponsors, Hydro-Québec
and TELUS, also title sponsor of the IMAX®TELUS.
About the Montréal Science Centre
With more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Science Centre complex is
dedicated to science and technology, characterized by an interactive
approach that is accessible to all and showcasing local innovation and
know-how. The Montreal Science Centre is owned and operated by Canada
Lands Company, a self-financing Crown corporation that optimizes the
financial and community value obtained from former government
Image with caption: "GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D (CNW Group/Montreal Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130528_C2614_PHOTO_EN_27121.jpg
SOURCE: Montreal Science Centre
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