Sundance Film Festival in ABQ?January 23rd, 2013 at 2:40 pm by michaelnewman under Face of Fox
Yesterday I got the pleasure of doing a story at the Albuquerque Museum of Natural History and Science. They have a lot of interesting and entertaining exhibits at the Museum, including a very special event this weekend.
Here I am talking with Simone who works at the Planetarium talking about a special upcoming event this weekend. I am kind of a indie-movie buff so I was super excited to hear that the museum was chosen to be one of a select few locations around the country to screen a a film from the Sundance Film Festival. If you aren’t familiar, the Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. So to say that we get to screen one of the films is a great honor. And to top it off, the movie is going to be played in the PLANETARIUM, which is a huge dome that shows movies on a huge 360 degree screen.
Here I am in the one of the reclined chairs so you can see the whole screen. As you can see it is truly an immersive experience.
The film is called Coral: Rekindling Venus and it a vivid look at the Coral in today’s oceans and how they are changing due to Climate Change. Its gotten great reviews from critics and is said to be quite a captivating film.
What makes the story even better would you ask? Well, it just so happens that the filmmaker of Coral Rekindling Venus actually was a former intern at this exact Planetarium years ago. Talk about full circle!
I highly recommend anyone looking for something to do this weekend to venture on over to the Planetarium. The film is only being shown on Friday and Saturday so make sure you don’t miss it!
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