Adventure Festival: From the Abyss to the Stars
by Men's Warehouse, Mumm and Charles N. Mathewson Foundation
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This series is an Aero Theatre Exclusive!
You thought everything, every nook and cranny of our planet has been
explored? Think again. Exploring and preserving our world is now the greatest
adventure of all time. Creating a unique alliance between exploration
documentaries and adventure/sci-fi movies, this Jules Verne Adventure Festival opens a
door to imagination and action. After a Special Opening at the Shrine Auditorium on
October 6, honoring Jane Goodall, George Lucas and Harrison Ford and hosted by Malcom
McDowell, the Festival opens at the Aero Theatre with a special series of screenings and
events, including the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek hosted
by Eugene Roddenberry, Jr., and the American premiere of the film "Explorers
From the Titanic to the Moon", with James Cameron and Buzz
Aldrin. Buzz Aldrin, astronaut of the first moon landing, will appear at the
première. Please join us for exclusive documentary premieres as well as great
adventure movie classics.
To learn more : www.Adventure-Festival.com
Thursday, October 12 7:30 PM
Exploring the Green Inferno:
LA Premiere! "Devils Island Journey Into Jungle Alcatraz, 2006,
JVA, 58 min. Dir. Jean Christophe Jeauffre. Narrated by Christopher Lee. Now
buried under an impenetrable jungle lay the lost remains of what had been, for over a
hundred years, the most legendary convict prison in history.
PAPILLON, 1973, Warner Bros., 150 min.
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. Papillon (Steve McQueen) is a safecracker, a man
of action. Dega (Dustin Hoffman) is a brilliant counterfeiter, an intellectual.
Both are trying to escape from the French Guyana Penitentiary of Devils Island. This
unlikely friendship makes for one of the greatest prison escape movies ever made! McQueen
delivers his signature brand of machismo as he endures a catalog of trials and torments to
achieve freedom. Based on a purportedly true story from Henri Charrieres novel,
adapted by screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, this spectacular epic of survival becomes a great
document of mans inhumanity to man.
Friday, October 13 7:30 PM
Memories of Africa:
LA Premiere! "Karen Blixen, Out Of This World," 2005, Dr TV, 58 min.
Dirs. Anna Von Lowzow, Marcus Mandal. Meet the real Karen Blixen, writer and Danish
Baroness and discover her fascinating romantic adventures in Kenya from 1914 to 1931,
living on a coffee plantation. Her passion for the "Dark Continent" inspired the
Academy Award-winning film OUT OF AFRICA.
OUT OF AFRICA, 1985, Universal,
160 min. Dir. Sydney Pollack. This seven-time Oscar winner is memorable for Meryl
Streeps classic performance as a strong-willed Danish woman living in beautiful,
but rural Africa during WW I. The cast featurs numerous talented actors Robert
Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Gough.This sweeping and deeply romantic
recounting of Baroness Karen Blixen her marriage, her settlement, the coffee
plantation, her loves- during the First World War, is also a film about freedom,
possession and loss, empire and ecology.
Saturday, October 14 3:00 PM
Family Matinee: Into the Wild with Sharks,
Tigers and Chimpanzees!
LA Premiere! "Beyond Fear," 2004, Ralph Kiefner Prod., 52 min. Dirs. Ralph
Kiefner and Andrea Ramahlo. The two biggest predators on the planet come face to
man learns to master his fears and starts to understand the shark. Victims of
their image as killers, close to 200 million sharks are massacred each year. They are
likely to become extinct within the next decade.
LA Premiere! "The Little Buddhas And The Tigers,"
Cinéma direct/MC4, 52 min. Dir. Etienne Verhaegen.In the heart of the Thai jungle,
young buddhist monks and young orphan tigers learn to live side by side. Yet educating
tigers proves somewhat tricky when the animals grow into young adults with a strong
predatory instinct. Winner of the Paris Jules Verne Award for Best Picture and the Jules
Verne Award Best Picture from the Young Jury.
2002, Minnesota Science Museum, Science North & Discovery Place, 50 min. Dir. David
Lickley. An extraordinary journey into the world of chimpanzees with Dr. Jane Goodall.
Saturday, October 14 7:30 PM
Jules Verne/Robert Stevenson Double Feature:
THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF
THE WORLD, 1974, Walt Disney, 93 min. Dir. Robert Stevenson. A Victorian
gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished while searching for a mysterious
Viking community in a volcanic valley in uncharted Arctic regions. Explorers embark on an
airship expedition to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must
escape from Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret. With David
Hartman, Donald Sinden.
IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS,
1962, Walt Disney, 93 min. Dir. Robert Stevenson. A French scientist finds the
proverbial note-in-a-bottle, which divulges the location of a long-missing captain. The
scientist and the captain's children set out on a wild sea journey to South America to
search for him, and on their way they encounter every possible obstacle to their quest:
floods, fierce storms, wild animals, mutiny, and capture by unfriendly natives. With Maurice
Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders.
Sunday, October 15 3:30 PM
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin In Person!
LA Premiere! "Explorers: From The Titanic To the Moon,"
2006, Studio Jules Verne, 52 min. Dir. Frédéric Dieudonné. Exploring the
no-oxygen regions of our universe, James Cameron and Buzz Aldrin have
surpassed Jules Vernes dream. Discussion following with
astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Sunday, October 15 6:00 PM
STAR TREK Actor George Takei In Person!
STAR TREK 40TH ANNIVERSARY
2006 marks the 40th anniversary of the amazing creation of Gene Roddenberry
: Star Trek - certainly one of the most singular and outstanding achievements in terms of
modern science-fiction and human adventure story telling, in the tradition of Jules Verne.
To celebrate the series, let's time travel!
"The City on the Edge of Forever", Season 1 /
Episode 28, Paramount Television, 47 min, Dir. Joseph Pevney. Kirk (William
Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) go back in time to save McCoy (DeForest
"All Our Yesterdays", Season 3 / Episode 23,
Paramount Television, 47 min, Dir. Marvin J. Chomsky. Kirk, Spock and McCoy enter a time
portal and get stuck in the past on a planet about to be consumed by a nova.
STAR TREK IV, THE VOYAGE
HOME, Paramount, 119 min. Dir. Leonard Nimoy. Using a Klingon ship,
the crew of the Enterprise return to 1980's Earth to retrieve two whales in an effort to
help save the planet from a probe. Plus: an excerpt of "Trek Nation",
a documentary by Rod Roddenberry. Hosted by Rod
Roddenberry, actor George Takei and other guests to be announced.
Sunday, October 22 6:30 PM
70 mm. print! TITANIC, 1997, Paramount, 194 min. Dir. James Cameron. "I
thought I wanted to be the next Jacques Cousteau," Cameron once remarked - here,
he goes one better by resurrecting the doomed R.M.S. Titanic as a shimmering spectacle of
polished brass and lost love. First the most-expensive (and later the most-successful)
movie in Hollywood history, TITANIC was in reality a labor of love and craft for Cameron
and crew - from cinematographer Russell Carpenters luminous ocean images to
production designer Peter Lamonts meticulous reconstructions of the Titanic
interiors. With Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.