Great White Shark, a giant-screen adventure unraveling the mystery of this much-feared animal, opens at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday, July 7. The film will screen at the Museum through January 7, 2015.
An iconic predator, the great white shark is misrepresented, misunderstood, and on the verge of extinction. Great White Shark explores the great white's place in our imaginations and in our fears while focusing on the plight of sharks around the world and the fate of sharks at the hands of the planet's greatest predator of all: humans. As the demand for shark fin soup rises, every year tens of millions of sharks are killed primarily for their fins. Some shark populations have been reduced by 99 percent, and many oceanic sharks face extinction
The crew filmed in shark hotspots around the world, including the crystal clear waters of Mexico's legendary Guadalupe Island, newly discovered shark territory around Stewart Island off the southernmost tip of New Zealand, the bone-chilling waters of South Africa's "flying" great whites, and the California coast near Los Angeles. Using revolutionary high-speed digital IMAX cameras in South Africa, filmmakers captured the great white breaching for the first time in 3D.
Distributed by Giant Screen Films, Great White Shark is produced by Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions and Liquid Pictures 3D. It is narrated by acclaimed stage and film actor, Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually, About Time, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
Great White Shark will be shown daily in the Museum's Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, and in 3D at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply. (For ticket pricing, please see Page 2.)
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The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. It is home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York State's official memorial to its 33rd governor and the nation's 26th president, and a tribute to Roosevelt's enduring legacy of conservation. The Museum's five active research divisions and three cross-disciplinary centers support approximately 200 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts, as well as specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, and one of the largest natural history libraries in the world. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree. In 2012, the Museum began offering a pilot Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Earth science. Approximately 5 million visitors from around the world came to the Museum last year, and its exhibitions and Space Shows can be seen in venues on five continents. The Museum's website, broader digital dissemination, and collection of apps for mobile devices extend its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond its walls. Visit amnh.org for more information.
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