Partnering with a range of organizations focused on wildlife preservation, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment will help conduct a national week of lemur activities timed to the release of the new IMAX®3D documentary 'Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar'
LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corp., in partnership with a range of organizations dedicated to the cause of wildlife preservation, is proud to support a weeklong series of events dedicated to raising awareness for the endangered lemurs of Madagascar. Starting March 29, Lemur Week will feature events conducted by IMAX theatres, museums, local zoos, educator and non-profit organizations across the country, all leading up to the release in select IMAX® theatres of the new IMAX®3D documentary, Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, starting Friday, April 4, 2014.
"I'm proud to be part of Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar and the first-ever Lemur Week," said Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the film's narrator. "Lemurs and their incredible story of survival and adaptation in the face of changing conditions and habitat loss are inspiring to all of us."
In celebration of Lemur Week, filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman and primatologist Dr. Patricia C. Wright will be visiting several cities. Festivities will begin with the "Lemur Week Kick-Off" ceremony on March 31 at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC, where Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden's Lemur Week Proclamation will be announced. Other cities in which they will appear are:
The following organizations, in partnership with IMAX, will be participating in local Lemur Week events:
Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar premieres Friday, April 4 at the following IMAX 3D theatres:
Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.
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Nationally, Lemur Week kicks off with the premiere of Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar in Los Angeles on March 29 and continues with local community events and screenings across the country.
About Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby," "Dolphin Tale") narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary "Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar," the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary "Born To Be Wild 3D," and director/cinematographer David Douglas, who was the director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, where lemurs arrived millions of years ago as castaways. They have since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered. "Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar" highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
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