For those of us who always wanted to see space, but never had what it takes to be an astronaut, like say, any scientific acumen whatsoever, the stunning IMAX presentations, including Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and now A Beautiful Planet, may be the closest we ever get – at least until a new technological advance offers us an even more enveloping way to explore the great unknown (All I’m saying is an AR spacewalk would be a hell of a thing).
Screening in exclusive IMAX and IMAX 3D beginning April 29, A Beautiful Planet offers a view of Earth as can only be seen from the vantage point of the astronauts orbiting the planet on the ISS. Created in cooperation with NASA, the film offers a macro perspective on our planet, exploring its beauty and we’ve affected it over time, and all narrated by everyone’s imaginary BFF Jennifer Lawrence.
Check out the trailer below and hop on over to the official website for more details.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion — a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and from IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D — A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.