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(40 mins, United States)
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, HumpbackWhales explores the world of nature’s most awe-inspiring mammals. Set in Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga, and captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, this ocean adventure offers an up-close look at how humpbacks sing, feed, play and raise their young. Found across the globe, humpbacks were nearly extinct 50 years ago, but are making a comeback. Join researchers as they find out why humpbacks are so acrobatic, why they sing, and why these 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate 10,000 miles every year. A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life.
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 12:00 pm, September 17
(83 mins, United States)
Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a children's musical group from Paraguay that plays instruments made entirely out of trash. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the children must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.