Sep 22 07:00 PM
Cinesphere presented by Air France
Film & Video
Directed by: Graeme Ferguson
Coming to us from Expo 74 (Spokane, Washington), Man Belongs to Earth, a film whose message has only grown more (unfortunately) apparent, acts as a treatise on the value of American ecology, juxtaposing pastoral scenes of the American landscape with depictions of widespread environmental problems. The film was so realistic that motion sickness bags had to be made available. We hope they will not be necessary here!
IMAX, or Image Maximum, a large film format and accompanying technology, is one of Canada’s most significant contributions to film history. Coming out of Expo ‘67 and originally called Multiscreen the IMAX corporation was developed by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroiter, Robert Kerr and William C. Shaw. The first-ever IMAX film Tiger Child was created for Expo ‘70 in Osaka, Japan. It was following this success that Cinesphere was built - the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre. Designed by Eb Zeidler as part of the original features of Ontario Place, Cinesphere opened in 1971 screening North of Superior, created for the occasion by IMAX founder Graeme Ferguson.