The Last Reef : Cities Beneath
Opens October 2012
THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA is a thrilling underwater journey that
uses unprecedented 3D cinematography to bring the teeming world of coral reefs
Last Reef 3D explores a habitat thats more diverse and colorful than
do so, Last Reef 3D co-directors Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
tasked award-winning underwater cinematographer DJ Roller with
a new camera system to dazzle people with stunning images. Once armed with
a one-of-a-kind macro 3D camera rig, the filmmakers headed to the most biologically
diverse reefs on the planet near Palau, the Bahamas, Cancun and French Polynesia.
They were able to capture images of these worlds in incredible detail.
macro photography in 3D is something thats never really been seen in
any format, let alone on the giant screen, said McNicholas. We
believe it turned out spectacularly well.The Last Reef 3D immerses viewers
in communities beneath the sea and reveals the behavior and relationships of
countless denizens from spotted dolphins to reef sharks and manta rays.
known but equally fascinating reef residents, such as crocodile
fish, multi-hued nudibranchs and delicate Christmas tree worms
are shown in truly
amazing detail. Viewers will also float through a cloud of a million
jellyfish that will appear to fill the entire theater. We took a unique approach
that allows audiences to experience the color, diversity and interconnectedness
of life in reef communities, Cresswell said.
cities, reefs possess a dizzying bustle of sea creatures that rivals
mankinds most populated
regions, and outpace tropical rainforests in their wealth and variety of life.
Illustrating how these seemingly distant undersea cities are surprisingly like
our own communities, many unexpected urban locations appear in The Last Reef
film reveals the incredible power of coral communities to provide
shelter, protection and resources while sustaining the livelihood
of marine creatures
and humans alike. These alien worlds are as vital to our
existence as the rainforests, said McNicholas. And they are at
risk of being the first ecosystem to be lost as a result of human activity. However,
as the film illustrates with a present-day visit to the reefs at the
1946 nuclear test site near Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific, if human
impacts cease, reefs
can recover and re-claim their former glory.
Last Reef 3D is suitable for all audiences and has a running time
of 40 minutes.
AutoNation ® IMAX ® 3D Theater
Located at the MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
401 Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
information: 954-467-MODS • IMAX ® showtimes: 954-463-IMAX
Open 365 days a year including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
parking is always available at the Arts & Entertainment garage
located across the street from the museum. Metered
street parking is also available along S.W. Second Street and there
are several parking lots located one block east of the museum.