Imax Film Festival
Monday, February 18th, 2013
Check the times @ http://imaxvictoriafilmfest.com/festival-schedule/ Dates from January 18, 2013 to February 28, 2013.
This year’s film festival is spread over 6 weeks. You are sure to find a convenient time in the schedule for all the films in the festival. Please note, the festival pass does not include the Hollywood film, Skyfall: The IMAX Experience.
Fantastic Film Festival films include:
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Mysteries of the Great Lakes
It takes a drop of water nearly 400 years to travel from the headwaters of Lake Superior to the edge of Lake Ontario. Along the way, the water passes by towering cliffs dotted with early Native American pictographs, caribou and moose grazing on the shores, over giant prehistoric sturgeon lurking among thousands of shipwrecks and past nearly 40 million people who live along the more than 10,000 miles of
coastline. It is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Now, you can witness the Mysteries of theGreat Lakes on the only screen large enough to reveal them – IMAX!
Rated: G | Length: 40 minutes
Buckle up. SUPER SPEEDWAY puts audiences in the cockpit of an Indy car and catapults them into world championship auto racing action at mind-bending speeds in excess of 230 miles per hour. At the core of the film's action is Michael Andretti and the Newman/Haas racing team for which he drives. Together, driver and team test a newly fabricated car and ultimately drive it in hot pursuit of the championship
in the PP CART World Series. Michael's efforts are seen through the eyes of his father, racing legend Mario Andretti, who participates in testing the new car and reflects on his own racing experiences and on the art, science and risk of high-speed competition. Set against the drama of the track are two story lines that follow the remarkable craft of creating Indy cars: the restoration of a 1964 roadster - a
thoroughbred once driven at Indianapolis - and the building of Michael Andretti's state-of-the-art Indy car at the Lola car plant in England.
Rated: G | Length: 48 minutes
‘Sharks’ is a IMAX theatre film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean. Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and Whale Shark. Witness them as they really are: not wicked man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals that have been in existence a million years before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Join the expert team of ocean explorers on this unique round-the-globe expedition documenting the life of the ultimate predator.
Rated: G | Length: 42 minutes
Everest is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story about the human spirit and a mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear. Everest takes audiences across creaking icefalls and gaping chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue, and into the danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude.
Rated: G | Length: 44 minutes
Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees
This film is a giant screen journey into the hearts, minds and world of wild chimpanzees with the world’s most famous field researcher, Dr. Jane Goodall. The film chronicles Dr. Goodall’s more than 40 years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Viewers will be led by Dr. Goodall, as well as the new generation of young researchers, into the daily lives of the now famous Gombe chimp families; Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad.
Rated: G | Length: 42 minutes
Fires of Kuwait
Shot on location by local film maker David Douglas (Salt Spring Island), FIRES OF KUWAIT takes viewers to the very centre of blazing fields of out-of-control oil fires. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award, highlights the massive international firefighting effort launched after more than 600 oil wells were sabotaged by retreating Iraqi troops in the aftermath of the Gulf War. FIRES OF KUWAIT is a
tribute to the firefighters' heroism and ingenuity and a celebration of their ultimate victory.
Rated: G | Length: 36 minutes
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