MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As of February 4, Flight of the Butterflies in 3D will be showing at the Montreal Science Centre IMAX®TELUS Cinema. The film features real monarch butterflies on their triumphant journey of perseverance, spanning thousands of kilometres and several generations to reach their secret paradise in the farthest reaches of Mexico. Discover a spectacular and unique sight: the gathering of hundreds of millions of real butterflies.
Based on a remarkable true story, Flight of the Butterflies in 3D is the awe-inspiring tale of Fred Urquhart, a determined scientist who spent 40 years unravelling the mysterious journey of the monarch butterfly. The monarch is a true wonder of nature. Lighter than a penny, it takes one of the longest migratory journeys on Earth, crossing the continent to an unknown destination.
Thanks to IMAX® technology and the giant 3D screen, the audience is whisked to another universe and totally immersed in the adventure. Witness the monarch's transformation from egg to caterpillar to pupa to butterfly as captured on film for the very first time. Follow the perilous journey across isolated mountainous regions of Mexico in the company of hundreds of millions of real monarchs. You will be astounded by the incredible footage and the true story of a daring scientist with the Order of Canada who gave everything to discover the monarchs' secret hideaway.
Press srcreaning: IMAX®TELUS Theatre on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:00 a.m. Original English version.
Official website of the movie: www.flightofthebutterflies.com
Official photos: http://www.vieuxportdemontreal.com/media/Papillons/
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 Montreal 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 managed by the Old Port of Montreal Corporation.
Jonathan Barker (Executive Producer), Wendy MacKeigan (Executive Producer and Co-Writer) and Catalina Aguado (the only surviving member of the team that discovered the monarchs; she appeared on the cover of National Geographic's August 1976 issue) are available for English language interviews by phone or Skype.
SOURCE: Montreal Science Centre
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