To The Arctic 3D, from two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins), is the first co-production from Warner Bros. Pictures, MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Corporation, following the companies’ strategic alliance announced late last year.
IMAX said today, Jan. 23, that two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will narrate To The Arctic 3D. The adventure documentary film will be released exclusively to select IMAX theatres starting April 20, 2012.
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The film takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
“To The Arctic was filmed entirely in 15/70mm with spectacular shots designed to take full advantage of the IMAX 3D format, and the story and setting will be made even more powerful by Meryl Streep’s unmatched artistry,” said Greg MacGillivray, president, MacGillivray Freeman Films and director of To The Arctic.
“This is MacGillivray Freeman’s third collaboration with Meryl, and we are delighted to pair her prodigious talents with this emotional story of family and hope.”
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Meryl Streep (pictured above) most recently earned a Golden Globe Award for her leading role as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s new film “The Iron Lady.” Her honors include an astonishing 16 Academy Award nominations, including her two Oscar wins for her work in “Sophie’s Choice” and “Kramer vs. Kramer,” as well as 26 Golden Globe nominations, with additional wins for her performances in “Julie & Julia,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Angels in America,” “Adaptation,” “Sophie’s Choice,” “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” and “Kramer vs. Kramer.”
Streep’s many other additional credits include the recent award-winning films “Mamma Mia,” “Doubt,” and “The Hours.” She next stars in the comedy “Great Home Springs,” to be released by later this year.