Wednesday, November 13, 2013

JERUSALEM Film at Fernbank Explores Religion, History and Science

First-Ever Giant Screen Film to Soar Above Ancient City and Holy Land
Will Explore the Intersection of History, Science and Religion

Jerusalem, opening at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX Theatre on January 3, 2014, is a breathtaking new film that explores on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this ancient, enigmatic place.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek into the Darkness," PBS’s "Sherlock"), Jerusalem gives audiences a rare glimpse of the storied city, as well as exclusive access to iconic holy sites—including the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, and the mountain fortress of Masada—and to little-known parts of the region.

Special access is one of the unique aspects of the film. Filmmakers were granted permission to capture aerial images over the Old City of Jerusalem, and throughout the Holy Land. A strict no-fly zone has existed over the region for many years, restricting low-altitude filming. Once secured, the filmmakers launched a major campaign in both Hebrew and Arabic to notify the public weeks before filming began.

Jerusalem embodies National Geographic’s commitment to tell visually compelling stories that foster greater understanding and appreciation of world cultures, history, science and geography,” said Lisa Truitt, president of National Geographic Entertainment, the film’s distributor

Jerusalem shows daily at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX® Theatre from January 3-April 3, 2014. IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children 12 and younger, and $8 for museum members. Add a museum ticket as part of a Value Pass for extra savings (See Value Pass prices at fernbankmuseum.org).

Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the 5-story-tall Rankin M. Smith Sr. IMAX Theatre are located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Tickets and visitor information are available at www.fernbankmuseum.org and 404.929.6300.

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