HOUSTON-Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years. Now, for the first-time ever, a new 3D giant screen film adventure immerses audiences in a spectacular cinematic journey-soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrantOldCity-so they can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions.
Beginning Oct. 4, explore on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion when JERUSALEM premiers at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.
Watch the official trailer for the film here.
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek into the Darkness," PBS's "Sherlock"), JERUSALEM gives movie goers a rare glimpse of the ancient, storied city, as well as exclusive access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of the region-including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, and the mountain fortress of Masada. Filmmakers were granted special permission in the region's strict no-fly zone, enabling them to capture the first-ever large format aerial images of theOldCity and throughout theHoly Land.
"When I first saw this film, I was swarmed with an array of emotions," saidCharlotte Brohi, Vice President of the Giant Screen Theatre at HMNS. "I had feelings of excitement, adventure, a sense of elevation-as if I were inJerusalemlooking out over it. Every stone on this tiny piece of land has a magnificent story to tell and with the amazing technology of the giant screen format, you feel as if you are really there on a spiritual pilgrimage where millions travel from around the world to experience its beauty."
Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who callJerusalemhome. Also follow noted archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she explores some of the most extraordinary historical sites in the region in order to better understand this crossroads of civilization. Find out why, after thousands of years,Jerusalemand theHoly Landcontinue to stir the imagination of billions of people.
An original production from Cosmic Picture and Arcane Pictures and distributed by National GeographicEntertainment, the 43-minute large format film was executive produced by the late Jake Eberts, legendary producer of movies such as "Gandhi," "Chariots of Fire," and "Dances with Wolves"; produced by Taran Davies, George Duffield and Daniel Ferguson; and written and directed by Daniel Ferguson.
Get in the midst of the only city in the world that has 70 names of love and yearning, through the eyes of the giant screen format, when JERUSALEM opens in the Giant Screen Theatre at HMNS. For tickets, visit www.hmns.org or call (713) 639-4629.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre,CockrellButterflyCenter, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.