most astounding place on Earth is now a giant screen
film! 12,000 feet down, life is erupting. Miles
beneath the surface of the sea, in environments of crushing
pressure, extreme temperatures and toxic water, strange
communities of life are thriving. Volcanoes of the
Deep Sea transports you there via the giant screen.
The film is the result of the largest effort ever undertaken
to film the creatures and habitats of these extreme
the trail of a mysterious life form, scientists board
the deep-sea submersible Alvin and dive two miles down
to the crest of the Mid-Ocean Ridge (the longest mountain
chain on the planet). As their investigation on the
Ridge unfolds, the film reveals the world of the hydrothermal
vents: volcanic landscapes of towering "black smoker"
chimneys, of giant tubeworms and other sulfur-loving
Driven by the planet's internal heat and chemistry,
life in these worlds of darkness, is denser than anywhere
else on Earth. Join the adventure and discover wonders
that few have ever seen.
dramatic firstequipped with the IMAX
camera and a state-of-the-art underwater lighting system,
the production team for Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
completed more than 20 dives in the Atlantic and Pacific
Oceans. The two-year expedition has revealed with unprecedented
clarity, the true richness and diversity of the Deep
Ocean – the last pristine wilderness on Earth.
of the Deep Sea
Stephen Low; Narrator, Ed Harris;
Executive Producer, James Cameron.
Producers, Pietro L. Serapiglia and Alexander Low; Science
Director, Richard Lutz; Director of Photography, William
Reeve; Music Composed by Michel Cusson; Associate Producer
/ Film Editor, James Lahti. Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
is a production of The Stephen Low Company
and Rutgers University. Major funding
for the project is provided by the National
Stephen Low is the award-winning director of 10 IMAX
films, including “Titanica” (1992) a definitive
exploration of the wreck of the Titanic, and three groundbreaking
IMAX 3D films, including the Sony Pictures classic “Across
the Sea of Time”, (with a John Barry musical score),
“The Last Buffalo”, and “Mark Twain’s
America” (with Anne Bancroft narrating). He also
directed “Super Speedway” (Paul Newman,
narrator), and the classic “Beavers” (a
worldwide family favorite).
of the Deep Sea World Premiere
Tuesday evening, September 9, 2003
(By invitation only)
The film opens to the public on Sunday, September
14, 2003 (Film length: 40 minutes)
Science Center IMAX Theater
700 State Drive – Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
Enter visitor parking lot at 39th & Figueroa
Street; parking is $6.
Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair
prices for IMAX films range from $4.50 to $7.50.
Call 213.744-7400 for information. For advance ticket
purchase and group rates, phone (213) 744-2019.
from the IMAX Theater support Science Center exhibits
and programming. Guests should call (213) 744-7400
to confirm film schedule prior to their visit. For general
information, visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org.