To the Arctic
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 45 min. | STUDIO: IMAX Corporation
“The Arctic is melting out from under the paws (and flippers) of some of the world’s most magnificent animals, a message cloaked in two unassailable truths – motherhood and cute babies – in the new IMAX film, To The Arctic.”
– Jay Stone, Post Media, Ottawa
To The Arctic was honoured with the two top prizes at the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Achievement Awards in Sacramento Sept. 17-20, 2012. To The Arctic won awards for Best Film Short Subject (in a first-ever tie with Rocky Mountain Express) and Best Film For Lifelong Learning, which honours the film with the greatest educational impact.
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure “To The Arctic” tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX® Filmed Entertainment present a MacGillivray Freeman Film, “To The Arctic,” a One World One Ocean presentation, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (“The Living Sea,” “Dolphins”). Filmed in 15/70mm IMAX, “To The Arctic” is written and edited by Stephen Judson (“Everest”), and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (“Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk”).
The musical score is by Steve Wood, with songs by Paul McCartney.