Opens May 24th, 2013
With media headlines repeatedly warning us of debris falling from the skies, orbital debris, or “space junk,” has finally risen to the forefront of social consciousness. But what is space junk?
How did it
get there? Just how big (and serious) is the problem?
Space Junk, narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, is the first movie to explore
the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet’s orbits. Harnessing the
magical imagery of Giant Screen Full Dome, Director Melissa Butts takes us soaring—
from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits,
22,000 miles above earth.
For more information on Space Junk, visit the film’s website at http://spacejunk3d.com/.
Mysteries of the Great Lakes
The giant screen film, Mysteries of the Great Lakes, is as much a celebration of Earth’s greatest freshwater ecosystem as it is a rallying cry for protection. The story will take audiences on an inspiring voyage through these amazing inland seas. In the film, a few stops along the way highlight the stories of three key species - one each from water, air and land. (Lake sturgeon, the world’s largest freshwater fish, the Bald Eagle, and the Woodland Caribou.) The film also turns the camera on us, as humans - by touching on the human interface with the Lakes including the role of shipping to commerce, the use of the Great Lakes’ water by the millions of people who rely on it for life, and the general sense of well-being that people receive from simply being near these massive bodies of water.
The scenery and wildlife footage captured through the lens of the Giant Screen Cinema camera for Mysteries of the Great Lakes is spectacular, with some shots being unlike anything ever captured for this medium before. Filming took the production crews from beneath the waves of the Wolf River in Wisconsin, into the skies to shoot aerial footage of all of the Great Lakes, and even suspended out over the edge of Niagara Falls on a remote-controlled crane.
These are only a few of the behind-the-scenes events that went into the making of Mysteries of the Great Lakes. There are many more stories to be shared by the film’s director, and film footage that shows the majestic beauty of the Great Lakes region and the wildlife that inhabit it.
Mysteries of the Great Lakes has a film runtime of 44 minutes. This film is not rated.
Flight of the Butterflies
Thru June 12th, 2013
Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientists who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.
Danaus plexippus or Dana for short, is the Monarch we follow on her perilous journey from Mexico to Canada, along with her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter. The outstanding fourth, or “Super Generation” of butterflies travels more than 2,000 km south, all the way from the northern United States and southern Canada to Mexico, overwinters and makes one final short trip to the southern United States to lay eggs. Then, the cycle begins again. It’s one incredible trip you won’t want to miss!
For more information on Flight of the Butterflies, visit the film’s website at www.flightofthebutterflies.com.