The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, is happy to announce that our Planetarium is a Sundance Film Festival Outreach Site!|
Sundance Institute Announces National Screenings for 2013 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier Project,
Coral: Rekindling Venus
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Park City, UT Sundance Institute today announced that Coral: Rekindling Venus, a full-dome film and augmented reality presentation featured in the 2013 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, will screen at 14 full-dome planetariums throughout the United States during the Festival January 17-27, including The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on January 25. Created and directed by Australian media artist Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus is an immersive film experience that takes viewers underwater through the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
The Festival's New Frontier section showcases films, media installations, multimedia performances, trans-media experiences and panel discussions that explore the convergence of film, art, new media technology and storytelling. Coral is the first full-dome work to be featured in New Frontier, and the planetarium and full-dome tour is also a first for the Festival.
Note: Albuquerque is a particularly important city for this effort, since Coral's creator, Lynette Wallworth has a link to Albuquerque. She worked as an intern at the Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science early in her career.
The fulldome show "Coral: Rekindling Venus" has been selected by the Sundance Film Festival. By special arrangement with Sundance, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be one of only a few outreach sites nationwide to screen the show during the week of the film festival and one of a very few to host a special Q&A with the film's creator.
6:00pm - 9:00pm -- "Coral: Rekindling Venus."
Q&A session with film creator
At the Museum January 19-27
See the Accompanying Exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
Temporary exhibit "ReKindling Venus: In Plain Sight" an exhibit of seven stunning coral images that are activated by an augmented reality (AR) application for smart phones and open a portal to the world's coral reefs. Also exhibiting a collection of real coral, from the Collections of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
Doors open at 5:30p.m.
Ticket sales stop at 12:00am on the day of the event, if there are tickets available they will be sold at the door the day of the event.
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