Sep 19 07:00 PM
Cinesphere presented by Air France
Film & Video
Directed by John Sebert
A panoramic journey through centuries of Ontario history (ending in the not-so-distant future of 2040), Journey of Discovery follows 13-year old Inouk Demers, the principal actor, through sequences depicting life from a settlement of United Empire Loyalists 200 years ago to the aforementioned, and domed, 2040. Tracing Ontario’s past and 1984’s hopes for the future, Journey is a lyrical and poignant take on our eclectic province.
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.