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Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.

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Dr. Fred Urquhart
Patricia Phillips ...
Norah Urquhart
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Ken Brugger
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Gerardo Martínez ...
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Dean Boen
Matthew Oliver ...
Jim Gilbert
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Jim Street
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It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist's 40-year search to unravel the mystery - where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies. Written by Anonymous

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8 January 2013 (Canada)  »

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Der Flug der Schmetterlinge  »

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The director Mike Slee had done a previous 3-D IMAX movie called Bugs! and became interested in doing one on the Monarch butterfly . See more »

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A fascinating IMAX film
20 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I saw Flight of the Butterflies at the IMAX theater of the American Museum of Natural History. This was one of the most interesting short films I ever saw in an IMAX theater. Usually the films take advantage of the format, even abuse it, without much story. This film has an excellent story line. The IMAX format allows the viewer to immerse into the presented world, but you never feel they made this for the sake of showing off the IMAX. I learned about the butterflies in these 45 minutes more, than in my entire life. I came to admire and appreciate them. Without giving too much away and any spoilers, I can tell you it follows an individual specimen through a complete cycle for a year. You will be amazed. I would recommend it to anyone age 3 to adult.


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