The National Parks are uniquely American with almost 300 million visitors each year, and with the National Park Service officially turning 100 on the 25th August 2016, we are sure that it will be a great year for the parks. With approximately 22,000 permanent employees, the NPS is also made up of 221,000 volunteers in the parks. Special events will take place throughout 2016 as the centennial kicks off a second century of stewardship of the USA’s national parks.
To celebrate the occasion, the Brand USA giant-screen film is in cinemas across the world throughout 2016. The ‘National Parks Adventure’ film, narrated by Academy Award® Winner, Robert Redford, has been produced by MacGillivray Freeman and is being shown in 3D at selected IMAX® and large screen cinemas, including London’s BFI ODEON.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, “NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE” takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Told from the perspective of national parks ambassador and world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, his stepson Max Lowe (an adventure photographer) and family friend Rachel Pohl, these modern-day explorers visit spectacularly wild and beautiful places – including Yellowstone, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches – revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, “NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE” celebrates the majesty of the USA’s national parks and treasured landscapes and highlights the importance of protecting them for all.
“NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit,” states narrator and conservationist Robert Redford.
“I can’t think of a more perfect narrator for ‘NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE’ than Robert Redford, whose passion for the outdoors and environmental interests as well as his distinctive voice and charisma, makes him the ideal storyteller for our film,’ says Director, Greg MacGillivray. “There are 407 national parks in our country that many families have not been able to explore. Our hope is that ‘NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE’ will encourage our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of these American treasures.”