Thursday, April 19, 2012

Newest MacGillivray Freeman Film "To The Arctic" Opens Friday

Los Angeles, CA, USA (April 18, 2012) /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation, MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the documentary adventure To The Arctic will debut exclusively in 50 select IMAX® theatres in North America, beginning Friday, April 20. Additional theatres will be added as the footprint expands domestically and internationally over the coming months.

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world as few people have ever seen it, To The Arctic tells a compelling tale of survival, with global implications. Through the power of IMAX®, audiences will be transported to one of the most remote and spectacularly beautiful places in the world and experience an emotional story of love, family and hope.

To The Arctic reunites Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep with Academy Award-nominated Director Greg MacGillivray. The film is their third collaboration. To The Arctic also features seven classic songs from Paul McCartney's catalogue as part of the film's soundtrack, including: I'm Carrying; Calico Skies; Mr. Bellamy; Bip Bop; Little Willow and Maybe I'm Amazed. The Beatles' Because rounds out the soundtrack.

About To The Arctic  

Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX® Filmed Entertainment present a MacGillivray Freeman Film, "To The Arctic," a One World One Ocean presentation, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray ("The Living Sea," "Dolphins"). Filmed in 15/70mm IMAX®, "To The Arctic" is written and edited by Stephen Judson ("Everest"), and produced by Shaun MacGillivray ("Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk"). The musical score is by Steve Wood, with songs by Paul McCartney.

The film has been rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes.


For theaters and showtimes, visit www.imax.com