Monday, February 22, 2016

Omnimax Film Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary of National Park Service

Reenactment of John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt’s camping trip in Yosemite Valley to discuss the future of a National Park system. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray

       National Parks Adventure, a new giant-screen film experience from MacGillivray Freeman Films, opened at Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater on Friday, Feb. 12. The film, shown on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen, commemorates the U.S. National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary through breath-taking images of America’s natural treasures.
    To celebrate the film, the Pittsburgh community is invited to share photos on social media from their own national parks adventure. Submitted national parks photos will be shown on the Omnimax dome before the film begins. Photos may be submitted during the entire run of the show on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #MyNationalParksAdventure and must publicly tag Carnegie Science Center’s account (@CarnegieSciCtr on Twitter and Instagram; @Carnegie Science Center on Facebook).   National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.
    Moviegoers will soar over red rock  canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks, and explore other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.
   
Sunrise in Yosemite Valley looking onto El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks.
Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray

“National Parks Adventure captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit,” narrator and Academy Award® winner Robert Redford said.
    Filmed in more than 30 national parks across the country, this immersive film follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb, and explore their way across America’s spectacularly wild and beautiful places – including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches – revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us. National Parks Adventure celebrates the majesty of our national parks and treasured landscapes while highlighting the importance of protecting them. 
    
Conrad Anker and Rachel Pohl climb up the El Matador route on Devils Tower National Monument.
Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Michael Brown

“There are 408 national parks in our country that many families have not been able to explore,” director Greg MacGillivray said. “Our hope is that National Parks Adventure will encourage our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of these American treasures, which belong to every one of us.”  National Parks Adventure is a family-friendly film with a runtime of 43 minutes.  For more information about National Parks Adventure at Carnegie Science Center, including showtimes and a trailer, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

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