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Traveling the Deep Blue

Alternative Reel Series returns with underwater ‘visual feast’


Images of glowing iridescent creatures seemingly flying through the air appear more like something from space rather than one of 275,000 species known to man swimming in the darkest chasms of the ocean.

The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of the earth's surface, yet more people have traveled into space than explored the deepest of seas, until now.

Deep Blue, the next presentation of the Alternative Reel Series presented by the Whistler Film Festival, will give audiences a glimpse into a world humans and especially cameras have rarely dared to go, Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Village 8 Cinemas.

Fierce schools of sharks, riding stormy waves with massive killer whales and fighting for survival with families of polar bears and seals, this innovative motion picture spurs an emotion-filled voyage heralded by critics.

"A visual feast," National Geographic wrote. "A stunning reminder of how beautiful our planet can be."

The Miami Herald praises, "A remarkable, jaw dropping experience."

Pierce Brosnan, better known as the contemporary James Bond, narrates the tale accompanied by a musical score from five-time Academy Award nominee George Fenton (Ghandi and Cry Freedom) performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

There are two showings: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets for the Reel Alternative Series usually sell out, so pick up tickets early. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased in advance at Nesters Market or on show day from 6 p.m. at the cinema.

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