RFK Jr. IMAX Film Opens At SXSW Festival


Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk

Opens March 14 at Austin’s only IMAX Theatre, located inside the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Call (512) 936-4649 to reserve your tickets.
Click HERE for IMAX Theatre showtimes.

There is no late seating in the IMAX® Theatre.  Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled show time.

Grand Canyon Adventure 3D poster.Set against the immense backdrop of a natural treasure, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk will take audiences on an exhilarating adventure down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues.

One of the world’s mightiest rivers, the Colorado, no longer reaches the sea. Every drop of river water is allocated to agriculture and populations along the way, many of whom don’t even realize their connection to the river.

Join the free family-friendly opening celebration on Saturday, March 15 from 1-4 pm, sponsored by 3M. You can see a large scale “erosion station,” build your own water cycle generator, learn about water conservation from folks at the Texas Water Development Board, and even hop in a boat for a great photo op!

Narrated by Robert Redford, the river journey is a compelling and emotional personal story for the film’s main characters, two fathers and their 18-year old daughters who soon will be leaving home to make their own way.

The cinematic guides include the renowned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading advocate for water conservation and river restoration, and his daughter Kick.

They are joined by Wade Davis, an ethno-botanist and author who has traveled the world studying other cultures, and his daughter Tara. Shana Watahomigie, who grew up at the Canyon’s edge with her Havasupai family, is their Grand Canyon guide.

As the expedition journeys down river, audiences will learn about the challenges and opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring watersheds. A MacGillivray Freeman Film that combines science and adventure with some of giant screen cinema’s most compelling imagery and locations, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D delivers a message of hope and inspiration.

Image from Grand Canyon Adventure 3D.This is MacGillivray Freeman’s first-ever 3D film for IMAX Theaters and will provide audiences with a unique experience. “A river trip is one of those amazing life events where you’re ripped out of your daily routine and inspired to see the world in new ways. With IMAX 3D images, we’re able to put the audience even more into the action and let them participate in every twist and turn,” says the film’s two-time Academy Award-nominated producer/director Greg MacGillivray.

A stirring score featuring songs and music from the Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band sets the mood for this adventure that explores the spiritual, artistic and life-sustaining powers of water—and makes crystal clear that each of us must do our part to better manage this crucial resource for the future.

Image from Grand Canyon Adventure 3D.Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation in association with Waterkeeper Alliance and Museum Film Network, presented by Teva and supported by Kohler Co. The film is directed by Greg MacGillivray, produced by Greg MacGillivray, Mark Krenzien, and Shaun MacGillivray, and written by Jack Stephens and Stephen Judson. The score is co-composed by Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard and Steve Wood.

Check out the official website at www.grandcanyonadventurefilm.com

Grand Canyon Adventure 3D opens at the IMAX Theatre of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum March 14, 2008. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/military/students (with college ID) and $5 for youths age 18 and under.

The IMAX Theatre is located in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum at 1800 N. Congress Avenue at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.


Article and photos from TheStoryofTexas.com



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2 responses to “RFK Jr. IMAX Film Opens At SXSW Festival

  1. Fran

    I cannot wait to see this……when does it open in Indianapolis, IN? I am going to see the Grand Canyon, for the first time, on May 13-14. It has been a life long dream for this granny of 5! Would LOVE to see the film before we go……
    You are doing fine work. Your Dad would/is so proud…….onward, Fran Seyer

  2. Sally R.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I write to you because your interest in water usage and preservation, particularly, the Colorado River. This E-mail addresses a proposed mine in Tucson, AZ that intends on draining our ground water and tapping in to CAP water.

    In case you aren’t aware, July 14th is the last day for the scoping process with the Coronado National Forest regarding the Rosemont mine, here in Pima County, AZ.

    Augusta Resources, a Canadian company is proposing to construct an open pit copper mine in our Santa Rita Mountains. It is getting huge opposition from our community, mainly regarding water. Our Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unaimously oppose this mine, as well as Congressman Grijalva and Congresswoman Giffords.

    Rosemont mine proposes to use our ground water first, then replenish the acquifers with CAP water.

    I write to you because their use of the CAP water could cause potential CAP shortfalls for many, in the future. You can visit Augusta Resources website, under Rosemont mine and read their entire feasibility report. Another useful website if the Sonoran Institute, http://www.sonoran.org. Yet another useful website is http://www.ScenicSantaRitas.org.

    Here’s the proposed water usage (taken from Augusta’s website):

    The fresh water requirements for the Rosemont facilities are about 5,000 acre feet per year with a peak demand of 5,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and an average demand of 3,370 gpm. All gallons in this report are United States gallons. Water will come from wells located west of the Santa Rita Mountains and will be pumped to the fresh water and fire water storage tank located at the Rosemont site.

    The daily usage for potable water is about 17,000 gallons per day, fresh water makeup is 4.8 million gallons per day, and the recycle process water is 37 million gallons per day. There is also a fire water distribution system throught the mine site.

    August has committed to recharging the Santa Cruz aquifer with available Central Arizona Project (CAP) water.”

    If you or anyone else wish to voice your concerns, during the public scoping period (which ends July 14th), you may do so by mail, fax or E-mail to the following:

    Mail: USDA Forest Service
    Coronado Natinal Forest
    300 West Congress Street
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Attn: Beverly Everson

    E-mail: comments-southwestern-coronado@fs.fed.us

    Fax: 520.388.8305

    All comments must be accompanied by name and address and should address specific items of concern.

    Any help you can give us will be greatly appreciated as our community is extremely concerned about our future water supply. Thank you for your time.

    Tucson, AZ

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