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Thursday March 23rd, 2017

New Horizons Theater Premiers National Parks Adventure

Giant Screen Film Celebrates the National Park Service

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 23, 2017) – A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ (MFF) giant screen film National Parks Adventure, premiering at the New Horizons Dome Theater at the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Friday, March 24. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, this giant screen film takes audiences soaring up exposed rock faces, hurtling down steep mountain cliffs and exploring other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service in 2016 and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.

IMAGE: At the heart of National Parks Adventure is young artist and adventurer Rachel Pohl’s quest to visit all the national parks across the United States. National Parks Adventure premiers Friday, March 24. (Photo courtesy MacGillivray Freeman Films)

At the heart of National Parks Adventure is young artist and adventurer Rachel Pohl’s quest to visit all the national parks across the United States. National Parks Adventure premiers Friday, March 24. (Photo courtesy MacGillivray Freeman Films)

The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. The family park vacation has become an iconic, beloved, even satirized rite-of-passage. Millions have packed up the car and the kids to hike through impossibly lush forests, to gaze up towering cliffs and down plunging canyons, to witness the breathtaking arcs of national and natural history, and most of all to share unpredictable moments of laughter and wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.

To take audiences into the national parks in a dynamic way, the film takes viewers on the road with an unusual trio of family and friends whose passion for the parks is as infectious as it is profound. They are world-renowned climber Conrad Anker; his step-son, adventure photographer Max Lowe; and Max’s long-time friend, climber and artist Rachel Pohl. Together, the threesome seemed to represent the gamut of what the national parks bring to different people -- from unabashed thrills to solace, healing and the source of their livelihoods.

Summing up the adventure narrator Robert Redford, renowned actor, filmmaker and leading conservationist said, “National Parks Adventure captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit.”

National Parks Adventures premieres at the New Horizons Dome Theater on the campus of the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Friday, March 24. Showings are at 11:05, 1:10 and 4:05. Also showing are Journey to Space and STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe, along with live digital planetarium star shows.

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