Celebrate one of the ocean’s most important – but endangered – habitats in “The Last Reef, Cities beneath the Sea” a new IMAX film bringing a beautiful kaleidoscope of fish, coral and other animals to the Aquarium's six-story screen. This passionate film emphasizes our connection with – and responsibility to – the complex ocean world.
By comparing coral reefs to cities, the film helps children (and adults) understand the complexity and interconnectedness of reef life. Especially in our area of the country, Maritime Aquarium audiences will identify with establishing shots of New York City.
The film’s stunning imagery immerses audiences in coral reef communities – among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms.
But we also learn how and why reefs around the world are dying ... and what we can do about it.
Family friendly. The film has no scenes of predation, blood or violence. There is an opening shot of the Bikini Atoll nuclear test, but no scenes of destruction. The message is perhaps a bit complex for younger children.
“The Last Reef” is 40 minutes long. It recently received the prizes for Best Music and Best Sound in the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association Awards.