Gulf Coast Exploreum hosting film festival

January 9, 2012 – 3:07 pm

Mobile, Alabama’s Gulf Coast Exploreum is currently hosting an IMAX film festival featuring Everest, Hurricane on the Bayou and Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France.

Film aficionados would be hard-pressed to film a trio of more dissimilar films than the triple-bill now playing at the Gulf Coast Exploreum. Then again, the diverse lineup is what an IMAX film festival should be all about.

Here is a look at the three IMAX movies with excerpts from Press-Register reviews:

“Everest” is the story of the 1996 Everest Film Expedition, a MacGillivray Freeman production in association with Arcturus Motion Pictures.

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“Hurricane on the Bayou,” another MacGillivray Freeman production, carries audiences on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Set against the poignant backdrop of the most costly natural disaster in America’s history, the movie includes state-of-the art CGI special effects depicting Katrina’s fury.

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“Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France” was directed by Bayley Silleck and narrated by the actor Alfred Molina, provides outstanding footage of the 2003 centennial Tour de France, won by the amazing Lance Armstrong, a seven-time champion.

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