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Deep Sky IMAX Original Set for April Release

IMAX and Crazy Boat Pictures Ltd. today announced the wide release of Deep Sky, an IMAX Original documentary about NASA’s Webb Telescope (JWST). The film will be released exclusively in over 300 IMAX theatres across North America for a special one-week limited run starting April 19, 2024, timed to Earth Day.

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams, Deep Sky follows the remarkable story of the scientists and engineers who helped design and launch JWST, NASA’s largest science mission ever, now orbiting the sun a million miles from Earth, helping to unravel the mysteries of our origins and, perhaps, our future.

Deep Sky—conceived for exclusive presentation in IMAX theatres—is a cinematic journey to the stars and a voyage back in time to the birth of the universe itself.

Deep Sky IMAX Original Set for April Release

The 40-minute film immerses audiences in the stunning pictures beamed back to earth by NASA’s newest telescope, capturing their vast beauty at a scale that can only be experienced in the larger-than-life immersive image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience.

“The scale of the universe is so huge, it’s really hard to comprehend,” says Kahn. “But when you blow the images up to IMAX size, you feel like you’re in space. It’s the ideal way to experience the scale and beauty of what’s actually out there. You feel connected to the big questions we explore in the film: How did the universe begin? Where did we come from? And the biggest question of all: are we alone?”

“I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty and magnitude of space,” said Michelle Williams. “I’m excited to work with Nathaniel and IMAX to tell the story of the captivating images taken by this new telescope.”

Following the film’s continued success at select IMAX Theaters worldwide, IMAX will expand the release of Deep Sky to over 300 select locations across the U.S. and Canada for one week only, starting April 19, 2024. For a list of theatres or to purchase tickets, please visit IMAX.com.

Deep Sky was written and directed by Nathaniel Kahn and produced by Bonnie Hlinomaz and Kahn. The executive producers are John Turner, Matt Mountain, Sandra Evers-Manly, and Gerry Ohrstrom.

The music is by Paul Leonard-Morgan, the cinematography is by Robert Richman, and the editing is by Brian Johnson and Jay Keuper.