Sep 20 08:30 PM
Cinesphere presented by Air France
Film & Video
Directed by David Mackay + Laszlo George
Mimicking the sensation of flight from the comforts of the theatre, Silent Sky places the audience in the capable hands of soaring champion Oscar Boesch as he gracefully navigates the clear skies about California in a non-powered sailplane. Elegant camera work, coupled with Boesch’s immaculate soaring skills, gives the audience the thrilling rush of open skies, and open possibilities.
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.