AMERICA’S MUSICAL JOURNEY
Embark on an expedition that follows the beat of America’s trailblazing spirit into inspired creative territory. In MacGillivray Freeman’s America’s Musical Journey—narrated by legendary Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman and produced in association with Brand USA and global presenting sponsors Expedia, Inc. and Air Canada — chart-topping artist Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar,” “Wake Me Up”) invites audiences to join him on a joyful, tune-filled, giant-screen tour of the nation’s most iconic music cities, diving into the special places and unique cultural diversity that gave birth to America’s celebrated musical heritage. In these cities every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. Reflecting the nation at every turn, these can be stories of survival or celebration, of love or heartache, of protest or coming together. Academy Award®-nominated director Greg MacGillivray twines all these to create a flash immersion into the soundtrack of the American experience – a soundtrack that showcases the national passion for cultural invention in its purest emotional form.
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Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures.
Dolphins leap for joy through the waves, as we begin our journey into the blue. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. In the great forests of the sea, we find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators.
As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World
Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s – and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s – engineers. Throughout human history, engineers have been behind-the-scenes forging an ingenious variety of lifesaving, even civilization-altering, structures, gadgets and gizmos. Yet never before have engineers been so vital to humanity and or so visible in the culture as they are now, as young women and men literally shoot for the stars and bust through old barriers to create a world only they can imagine.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this is the story told by DREAM BIG, marking the first film for IMAX® and giant-screen theatres to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative – which offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators, educators and leaders who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet throughout the 21st Century.
Whatever you think engineering is, you’ll probably think again as the award-winning filmmaking team at MacGillivray Freeman Films reveals not only the grandeur but the heart, humanity and optimism that exists within every problem-solving project. For no matter how complex any engineering venture is, the bedrock of every single one starts with the hopes and dreams of real people.
Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, DREAM BIG reveals how engineers have changed both everyday lives and entire societies: from the Roman Arch to the Great Wall of China, from one much-needed village bridge to the cosmic International Space Station, from underwater robots to death-defying rollercoasters, wind-defying skyscrapers and pneumatic tube vehicles that might one day zoom at 700 MPH. The journey spans the globe because engineering is truly a universally shared need – from China and Nepal to Dubai, Australia and Haiti back to Seattle, San Francisco and Phoenix, Arizona, following a group of engineers from diverse backgrounds, each excited to ask in their own way: “What cool solutions can we come up with next?”