- This event is suitable for all ages.
- February 22, 2014
- 5:30 PM
- Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
- This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
- Option 1 - All four films
Members: adults $40, children (under 18): $30. Non-members: adults $45, children $35.
Option 2 - First two films
Members: adults $25, children $20. Non-members: adults $30, children $25.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
See description for showtimes.
Four big-screen films, one big night.
Join us for an unbelievable lineup featuring three films being screened exclusively for the festival and a sneak preview of Flight of the Butterflies! Enjoy complimentary snacks, hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages before and between movies.
6 p.m. - RIDE AROUND THE WORLD - One Night Only!
Watch the trailer
Ride with exotic horse-and-cattle peoples in an active, educational giant screen experience you won’t forget. Allow yourself to be visually transported to Morocco, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Patagonia, Texas and Canada, to meet vaqueros, gauchos, baqueanos and cowboys. Explore a thriving global culture that stretches back 1,500 years and helped shape Western civilization.
7 p.m. - EXTREME - One Night Only!
Extreme captures some of the best athletes in the world as they challenge the most intimidating forces of nature: skiing on perilous mountain peaks; snowboarding through untouched powder fields; climbing up frozen waterfalls; scaling magnificent red-rock spires; surfing some of the largest waves ever; and windsurfing behind El Niño-strength winds. Extreme shares first-hand an understanding of those who have made their passion a lifestyle and provides a unique glimpse into the relationship between nature and humanity.
8 p.m. - JOURNEY TO MECCA - One Night Only!
Journey to Mecca tells the story of a young scholar who leaves Tangier in 1325 on an epic journey, traveling alone from his home in Morocco to reach Mecca, some 3,000 miles to the east. Battuta’s perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century. Narrated by Ben Kingsley.
9 p.m. - FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES - Sneak Preview!
Catch a sneak preview of this entrancing story of the monarch butterfly, which opens February 28 at MSI. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award-winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies. Directed by Mark Slee.
Please note that some films on the schedule recently changed due to distribution issues.
Option 1: All four films:
Member adult: $40
Member child (under 18): $30
Non-member adults: $45
Non-member children: $35
Option 2: First two films:
Member adult: $25
Member child: $20
Non-member adults: $30
Non-member children: $25
Online registration has closed.
Tickets can be purchased at the Museum on the day of the event. You may also register by phone at (773) 684-1414 during Museum hours.
The rest of the Museum will be closed during the Film Festival. Sorry, this event is non-refundable.
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