IMAX: North of Superior

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Project

1971

Date(s)

Sep 15 08:00 PM

Sep 25 08:15 PM

Sep 25 09:30 PM

Location

Cinesphere presented by Air France

Type

Film & Video

Artist Details

Directed by Graeme Ferguson

As the seasons change, so too does the northern way of life in Graeme Ferguson’s spectacular and enduringly beautiful North of Superior. A tribute to Ontario’s northland and its landscape, the film has remained one of Canada’s most popular and famous films, and features a fiery climax that is sure to not only engulf your vision, but your thoughts for days to come.

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 after Expo ‘67 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.