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Great White Shark 3-D
Now through September 15
Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator—the creature we love to fear. In Great White Shark 3-D, explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature. Great Whites pre-date the dinosaurs in evolutionary history, and have evolved to be both warm blooded and give birth to live pups, much like mammals.
This film reveals strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters: Mike Rutzen, South African shark operator, who swims with Great Whites in Shark Alley; Dr. Chris Lowe who tags juvenile Great Whites off the coast of Los Angeles and to discover more about their secret lives; and two record breaking free-divers, Frederic Buyle and William Winram, who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and free diving with the shark. Great White Shark 3-D concludes the oceanic trilogy begun by Wild Ocean and The Last Reef, and brings natures greatest predator to Giant Screen 3-D as never before.
Titans of the Ice Age
Now through July 12
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the 3-D canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, and a time when man shared the tundra with majestic beasts—from saber-toothed cats and cave bears to dire wolves and woolly mammoths.
Prehistoric humans' inventions and discoveries—art, language, clothing, the taming of fire—born of the Pleistocene, are tools that defined our species. The capacity for ingenuity and survival instincts ultimately provided humans with the power and knowledge to alter the very forces of nature that once shaped our existence.
The consequences, from species devastation to global warming, have become the great challenges in the modern era. This film takes a thoughtful look at the relationships between the Earth, its resources and inhabitants, and modern humans' role in a changing world. How can we tap into the same great human capacity for innovation to solve today's emerging threats?
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
July 13 through January 5
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs explores the mysterious world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient mummies.
Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. The film tells the story of one of the greatest finds in modern history: the late 19th century discovery of a cache of forty mummies, including twelve Kings of Egypt, among them the legendary Rameses the Great.
In addition to increasing our understanding of the distant past, scientists are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts to gain insight into modern human genetics and possibly improve medical treatments. Mummies follows the exploits of prominent Egyptologist and mummy specialist Dr. Bob Brier, who in the ancient Egyptian tradition mummified a modern body donated to science, as well as Dr. Angelique Corthals, a DNA expert who is attempting to extract key genetic information from ancient mummies in an effort to advance modern medicine.