Canadian premiere at the IMAX®TELUS Theatre - Great White Shark 3D

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 world.

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 dive safety.

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

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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 properties.

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SOURCE: Montreal Science Centre

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Science Centre IMAX®TELUS Theatre

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