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Hidden Pacific

RATED: G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | STUDIO: Giant Screen Films | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No

Hidden Pacific is a pioneering film that profiles some of the Pacific Ocean’s most beautiful islands and marine national monuments — breathtaking places that will leave audiences with a deep-felt appreciation for the beauty of nature untouched by civilization. The storied histories of Palmyra, Midway and other atolls – from the WWII Pacific Theater to their present environmental recovery and ecological research initiatives – provide the platform from which the film explores a diversity of science and human stories.

Serengeti

RATED: G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | STUDIO: K2 Studios | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No | Now Playing

Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale. It’s home to most of Africa’s iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration. Nature has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in a larger story — the balance of an entire ecosystem. We’ll see it through the eyes of the youngest members of our animal cast as they imitate their parents, and learn about the mighty roles they’ll play.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No

DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA introduces audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago. DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice, a 250 million year odyssey from the Permian ice age through the warm and lush Age of Dinosaurs – and back again to the frozen desert we know today. The film’s next level CGI takes audiences on the hunt with Cryolophosaurus, the largest known early Jurassic carnivore on Earth. Moving further back in time, Antarctosuchus, a colossal amphibian unique to Antarctica, lurks below the surface of an ancient river. From glaciers to Glacialisaurus, the film brings Antarctica’s dramatic transformation to life with a cast of bizarre, new-to-science dinosaurs and a team of paleoecologists working to reconstruct Antarctica’s hidden-greener-past. Traveling through deep time, the film explores the causes and repercussions of a changing climate, investigating the end of Earth’s last ice age and seeking clues to the future as we face human-triggered warming today.

Train Time

RATED: G | RUNTIME: 43 min. | STUDIO: The Stephen Low Company | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No

Train Time follows the trek of a modern freight train through the communities it serves, revealing the beauty, vastness and diversity of the American landscape and the evolving role and remarkable heritage of railroading—a profession integral to the fabric of modern civilization. On a stunning and kinetic rail journey across the North American continent, Train Time reveals the hidden inner workings of a modern railroad. Created for giant screens by the director of the celebrated IMAX® Experience Rocky Mountain Express and his team, Train Time is captured on 15/70mm motion picture film, the world’s largest film format.

Jaws

RATED: PG | RUNTIME: 129 min. | STUDIO: Universal Pictures | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  Yes

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

Coming Soon

Everest

RATED: G | RUNTIME: 44 min. | STUDIO: MacGillivray Freeman | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No  |  Opens October 7

Narrated by internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, Everest is the story of the world’s tallest mountain and one of the greatest human adventures ever filmed for IMAX® and giant screen theatres. A dramatic, true account of dizzying achievement, Everest follows the expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm. Featuring the first-ever IMAX images brought back from the mountain’s summit, Everest is also the fascinating story of how this iconic mountain was formed, how high altitude challenges a climber’s mental and physical capabilities and how Sherpa culture and tradition permeates the Everest experience. Above all else, Everest is a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit. Originally released in 1998 to critical acclaim, Everest shattered all previous giant screen attendance records and became the most successful giant screen film in history. Now digitally remastered in 16k resolution in celebration of the 25th anniversary of this historic expedition.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

RATED: PG | RUNTIME: 115 min. | STUDIO: Universal Pictures | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  Yes  |  Coming Soon

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is Steven Spielberg’s warm-hearted classic delight for both children and adults. It tells the story of an alien creature, E.T., mistakenly left behind on Earth. When a young boy, Elliott (Henry Thomas), finds E.T. and hides him in his home, both their worlds are changed forever. E.T. teaches Elliott and his two siblings (Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton), whose parents have recently separated, about caring and love while the children protect E.T. from the malevolent world of grown-ups. Elliott and E.T. become so close that they share emotions; as E.T. becomes ill, so does Elliott. The children end up going on a fabulous adventure trying to help E.T. find a way back to his home planet.

Moonage Daydream

RATED: PG-13 | RUNTIME: 140 min. | STUDIO: Universal Pictures | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  Yes  |  Coming Soon

Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.

National Day(s) for Truth and Reconciliation: Documentaries at IMAX Victoria

NDTR

Sept 26-29, 2022. 7:15pm

All films are Reserved Seating and CC is available. There is no charge for the film but tickets must be reserved.

Mon Sept 26th, 7:15pm. NDTR Short Doc Series.

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I am Indian Again (34 minutes)

Yuxwelupton: Man of Masks (21 minutes)

Holy Angels  (14 minutes)

Second Stories – It Had to be Done  (22 minutes)

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair  (29 minutes)

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again

Time: 34 min

Trigger Warning: Films contain sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.

Yuxwelupton: Man of Masks

Time: 21 min

Trigger Warning: Films contain sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

Yuxweluptun is a modernist whose artistic influences come from his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. His surrealist canvases deal with ozone depletion, land claims, Aboriginal rights, clear-cut logging and racism. Interviews with Yuxweluptun, striking images of his paintings and a visit to his virtual reality longhouse provide a glimpse into contemporary First Nations art making and the politics of the artist.

Holy Angels

Time: 14 min.

Trigger Warning: Films contain sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s short documentary Holy Angels powerfully recaptures Canada’s colonialist history through impressionistic images and the fragmented language of a child.

Second Stories – It Had To Be Done

Time: 22 min.

Trigger Warning: Films contain sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

Second StoriesIt Had To Be Done explores the legacy of residential schools through the eyes of two extraordinary women who not only lived it firsthand, but who, as adults, made the surprising choice to return to the school that had affected their lives so profoundly. This intimate and moving film affirms their strength and dignity in standing up and making a difference on their own terms.

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Time: 29 min.

Trigger Warning: Films contain sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

Alanis Obomsawin shares the powerful speech the Senator gave when he accepted the WFM-Canada World Peace Award, interspersing the heartbreaking testimonies of former students imprisoned at residential schools. The honouring of Senator Sinclair reminds us to honour the lives and legacies of the tens of thousands of Indigenous children taken from their homes and cultures, and leaves us with a profound feeling of hope for a better future.

Tuesday September 27th, 7:15pm

This film is Reserved Seating and CC is available. There is no charge for the film but tickets must be reserved.

We Were Children

Time: 83 min.

Trigger Warning: This film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion, and/or watching this film within a group setting, is strongly advised. If you need counselling support, please contact Health Canada.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

Wednesday September 28th, 7:15pm

This film is Reserved Seating and CC is available. There is no charge for the film but tickets must be reserved.

Picking up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket

Time: 86 min.

Trigger Warning: This film shares traumatic stories of Indian residential school survivors. Please watch and share with gentleness. If you or your family members have a history with residential schools, make sure before watching that you can connect with support. A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected.

There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket- Each object has a story to tell, each survivor has something to say. The 90‐minute feature documentary film Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket weaves those stories with artist Carey Newman’s personal journey, examining how art can open our hearts to the pain of truth and the beauty of resilience. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian residential school era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.

Thursday September 29th, 7:15pm

This film is Reserved Seating and CC is available. There is no charge for the film but tickets must be reserved.

The Road Forward

Time: 101 min.

Trigger Warning: Films contain sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

This film contains sensitive subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised. There will be cultural support workers on site throughout the screening of these films.

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Clements paints an electrifying picture of how a tiny movement, the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood, became a powerful voice for social, political and legal advocacy, eventually effecting profound change at the national level. The Road Forwards stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. The Road Forward is a rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

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