Rocky Mountain Express - 45 min
Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam to re-live this alpine nation-building odyssey. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival photographs and maps and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in a an era of remarkable ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes. Discover some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on earth and the heroic human drama and epic engineering that shaped a continent.
Grand Canyon- River at Risk - 42 min
This film combines exhilarating river-rafting action on America’s most iconic river, family fun and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to tell an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet - one that is running out of clean, fresh water so fast that the U.N. estimates that 40% of the world could face life-threatening shortages by the year 2050! Music by Dave Matthews.
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West - 40 min
Two hundred years after the launch of their amazing expedition, this giant screen film authentically recreates the incredible journey of American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. With the help of breathtaking images and the meticulous research done for the film, students will be able to experience first-hand the adventure, danger and beauty of the uncharted West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis & Clark.
Additional educational resources can be found at Destination Cinema’s website.
Hidden Universe – 45 min
This documentary takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports them like no other. Narrated by Miranda Richardson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wivi6-Sgl1E
Kenya: Animal Kingdom – 43 min
Embark on an epic journey to the most spectacular wildlife sanctuary on Earth. Discover Kenya’s famous fauna in their natural habitat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRAjqnST31o
Dolphins & Whales - 45 min
Dive into a new immersive adventure into the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas in the exotic kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHyze89ohk
Great White Shark - 46 min
Explore the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears and in our reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Appropriate for all ages, this film is returning by popular demand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tX7KrqOZY
Titans of the Ice Age - 48 min
Begins May 1, The beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Narrated by Christopher Plummer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzzTX3DYMNs
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - 45 min
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates an incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers. (Late addition to our schedule, May arrive before the end of the school year) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0wNff-Fl4Y