FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2022
Explore America’s wild spaces in upcoming OMNIMAX® film Into America’s Wild
Morgan Freeman-narrated film takes you on coast-to-coast adventure, opening April 29
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is taking you on a cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. The beautifully rugged and surprisingly wild spaces from across the country stretch across the screen in MacGillivray Freeman’s Into America’s Wild, narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman. The film opens April 29 in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Visit cincymuseum.org/into-americas-wild for tickets and showtimes.
From the award-winning producers of the hit documentary National Parks Adventure, Into America’s Wild is a celebration of the transformational allure of nature and wild spaces. The film is a non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air balloon, zipline, kite surfboard and more into some of the most beautiful but little-known landscapes of North America. From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is wall-to-wall with natural treasures and the joy that comes from spending time in nature.
“Stunning aerial photography makes every seat feel like it’s floating along the Kelp Highway, in the shadow of Utah’s sandstone canyons and in the midst of a thundering herd of wild mustangs,” said Dave Duszynski, vice president of featured experiences at Cincinnati Museum Center. “The OMNIMAX® Theater effectively immerses you in America’s wild.”
Guiding the journey are three trailblazers – Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, Alaskan bush pilot and youth advocate Ariel Tweto and long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis – who share a passion for connecting people to experiences in the wild. As they wind their way through the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America, viewers will discover the special human connection we all share with the natural world.
“Into America’s Wild is not only a non-stop adventure to some of America’s most stunning landscapes, it’s also a vital exploration into how being in nature can spark peak experiences that improve our lives,” said Greg MacGillivray, chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films and director of Into America’s Wild. “We set out to show North America’s infinite beauty, but also the magic that nature can work on every one of us, how it invites us to be part of something bigger than ourselves.”
“Studies show that spending time in nature makes us more creative, more energetic and that it’s crucial to our overall well-being,” adds Shaun MacGillivray, the film’s producer and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “With the full immersive impact of the OMNIMAX® experience, Into America’s Wild invites you to connect with your inner trailblazer and set out on your own outdoor adventures, whether it’s a trip to the mountains or desert or a walk in your neighborhood park. Nature reinvigorates us and makes us feel more alive.”
Into America’s Wild is a family-friendly film and has a runtime of 40 minutes. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Greg MacGillivray, Into America’s Wild is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA. The film is presented by Expedia and United Airlines.
Into America’s Wild is a natural companion to CMC’s upcoming exhibition America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott. The immersive art exhibition features 33 major works by artist Michael Scott and over a dozen 19th century landscape paintings from CMC’s collections, all in celebration of the brilliant beauty and rejuvenating power of nature. America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott opens May 27 and is included with museum or OMNIMAX® admission.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Children’s Museum, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, Cincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
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