The countdown has begun anticipating the launch of “A Beautiful Planet,” the newest classic IMAX space documentary made in cooperation with NASA that premieres on Friday, April 29 on the six-story screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
From IMAX Entertainment and director Toni Myers, “A Beautiful Planet” features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet – and the effects humanity has had on it over time – as captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
It’s narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Show times from April 29 to May 26 are 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. daily in Connecticut’s largest IMAX Theater. From May 27 to June 30, the film will show daily at noon. (Confirm times before you come at www.maritimeaquarium.org.)
“A Beautiful Planet” is a breathtaking giant-screen portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion – a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. The movie reminds us that, as we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home.
There’s a weighty message from the weightlessness.
The IMAX release of “A Beautiful Planet” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theater geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie … in outer space.
“A Beautiful Planet” reunites the filmmaking team from previous IMAX space movies that have been popular with audiences at The Maritime Aquarium, including “Hubble” and “Blue Planet.” Producer and director Toni Myers also wrote and edited the film. Director of photography James Neihouse served as the astronaut training manager. Graeme Ferguson, IMAX co-founder and pioneer producer of many IMAX space films, is the executive producer, and Judy Carroll is the film’s co-producer. Marsha Ivins served as space operations consultant. Music was composed by Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon.
The movie is 40 minutes long.
Tickets for “A Beautiful Planet” (or any classic IMAX movie) are included with Maritime Aquarium admission: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children 3-12. Children under 3 and Maritime Aquarium members receive free admission into the Aquarium and IMAX movies.
Watch the film’s trailer, learn more, and purchase advance tickets to skip the lines and guarantee your IMAX seats, by clicking on www.maritimeaquarium.org.