MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - There are just 10 days left to
see the exhibition that has fascinated thousands of visitors this
summer: STAR WARS™ Identities is at the Montréal Science Centre until Sunday, September 16 only!
Produced by Montréal's own X3 Productions (gsmprjct°, L'Équipe Spectra
and Bleublancrouge) for Lucasfilm Ltd, the one-of-a-kind and highly
interactive STAR WARS Identities exhibition will soon be leaving the city to travel to the four corners
of the globe, from Edmonton to Europe, Asia-Pacific Rim and Latin
America, over the next six years.
STAR WARS Identities is extremely popular still, and demand for tickets is very high, so in
order to give as many people as possible the chance to experience this
exceptional adventure before it leaves, the exhibition hours will be extended until midnight for the final weekend: Thursday, September 13, Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September
15. STAR WARS Identities will officially close his doors in Montreal on Sunday, September 16, at
STAR WARS Identities
In addition to offering an impressive collection of some 200 objects
from the Lucasfilm Archives, STAR WARS Identities is a highly interactive, character-driven adventure into the
fascinating subject of human identity, based on the latest scientific
research. As they travel through the Star Wars universe, visitors will
rediscover their favorite characters in a whole new light. They will
also develop a better understanding of their own complex identity. And
through the magic of cutting-edge multimedia, they will be able to
create their very own Star Wars character by combining elements of their own identity with those of
their favourite fictional characters. They can later share these unique
identities with friends and family via social media.
A scientifically solid exhibition
STAR WARS Identities explores the science and study of human identity through the lives of
the Star Wars characters (as well as our own) and is divided into three major themes
within the exhibition: the characters' origins, the influences that
shaped them, and the personal choices that altered their lives.
The Montréal Science Centre is proud to have helped develop the
exhibition's scientific content with an advisory committee composed of
experts from a variety of scientific fields including
psychology, neuropsychology and genetics.
Critics are unanimous: this is a highly successful exhibition, with a
wealth of unusual and exciting content.
Information and box office
Due to overwhelming demand, it is highly recommended to reserve in
For complete schedule and box office information, visit www.montrealsciencecentre.com or call 514-496-4724 or 877-496-4724. Visitors can begin their adventure
in the world of identity at: starwarsidentites.com.
About X3 Productions
X3 Productions consists of three reputed Montreal-based creative
companies who have joined forces and combined their extensive expertise
in order to offer turnkey project solutions that reflect the challenges
faced by museums around the world. Established as pioneers and major
players in the field of exhibit design and production for over 50
years, gsmprjct° (gsmprjct.com) is a collective of four integrated teams behind the creation of many
exhibitions for a variety of world-class museums. As Canada's leading
cultural organization, L'Équipe Spectra (equipespectra.ca), is best known for its creation of world-class cultural projects
reaching an educated clientele such as the Festival International de
Jazz de Montréal. Bleublancrouge (bleublancrouge.ca) has been voted one of Canada's best creative agencies every year since
2008 by developing local, national and international integrated
communications campaigns that have garnered worldwide acclaim. X3
Productions is committed to redefining the modern museum experience by
developing and promoting interactive blockbuster touring museum
exhibitions. With a focus on creating innovative concepts, gathering
unique collections and developing content driven experiences, X3 aims
to provide a new kind of museum experience, one that engages, educates
and entertains visitors in innovative ways. For more information, visit
About Star Wars
The May 25, 1977 theatrical debut of Star Wars - on a scant 32 screens across America - was destined to change the
face of cinema forever. An instant classic and an unparalleled box
office success, the rousing "space opera" was equal parts fairy tale,
western, 1930s serial and special effects extravaganza, with roots in
mythologies from cultures around the world. From the mind of visionary
writer/director George Lucas, the epic space fantasy introduced the
mystical Force into the cultural vocabulary, as well as iconic
characters such as evil Darth Vader, idealistic Luke Skywalker, feisty
Princess Leia, lovable scoundrel Han Solo and wise Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Since its 1977 debut, Star Wars has continued to grow, its lush narrative expanding from modest
beginnings into an epic, six-film Saga chronicling the fall and
redemption of The Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment
companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held,
fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its
motion-picture and television production operations, the company's
global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound,
serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for
visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading
developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide
for video game console systems and PC; Lucas Licensing, which manages
the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment
properties; and Lucasfilm Animation, which is currently producing Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CG-animated half-hour television series produced jointly with the
latest addition to the Lucas family, Lucasfilm Singapore. Additionally,
Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's
entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture
productions include three of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time
and have received 19 Oscars and more than 60 Academy Award nominations.
Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd.
is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About the Montréal Science Centre
Since its inauguration on May 1, 2000, the Montréal Science Centre has
attracted over 7 million visitors, presented over 40 exhibitions,
screened more than 70 IMAX®TELUS movies, and organized numerous theme weeks in synergy with the
Centre's major issues and concerns. The first institution dedicated to
scientific culture in Quebec, the Montréal Science Centre is recognized
across the province for its major contributions to science and
Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARSTM and all related characters, names and indicia are trademarks of &
copyright © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Proud partners of the Montreal Science Center: Telus and Hydro-Québec
SOURCE: MONTREAL SCIENCE CENTRE
For further information:
Source: Old Port of Montréal Corporation, manager of the Quays of the Old port and of the Montreal Science Center
Sophie Desbiens, Communications Manager, X3 Productions - 514 525-7732 ext. 5643; firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloé Rossi, Publicist, Roy Turner - 514-844-9678; email@example.com