National Parks Adventure (2016), an IMAX film celebrating the US national park system, is currently showing in 3D format in Denver. Narrated by Robert Redford, the documentary highlights both current national parks (including those of the American West) and the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, first created August 25, 1916. The film can be viewed at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature through to September 22nd.
Directed and filmed by Greg MacGillivray, National Parks Adventure has viewers follow a trio into over 30 parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Canyon in the American West. Here is one trailer for the film:
The National Park Service finds its origin in a now-famous trip taken by US President Theodore Roosevelt with noted conservationist John Muir into Yosemite in 1903. While camping, Roosevelt and Muir discussed how best to protect the land for the future – Roosevelt would then go on to establish the United States Forest Service and create five new national parks. That camping trip is dramatized in the film.
National Parks Adventure is screening both in the US and internationally, and will show at IMAX, IMAX 3D, and various giant-screen cinemas. Upcoming locations & times can be found at Theatres and the official site for the film is National Parks Adventure.
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)