James Cameron -- Academy Award(r) winning director ("Titanic," "Avatar"), deep ocean adventurer and space exploration visionary -- takes audiences to the depths of the ocean to encounter some of the strangest life forms on Earth with "Aliens of the Deep," the newest film opening in the MOST Bristol IMAX Omnitheater on Saturday July 3.
"Aliens of the Deep" is the culmination of more than 40 deep sea dives made along the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that winds 46,000 miles around the globe.
The creatures are abundant and quite strange, including six-foot tall worms with red plumes, white crabs and masses of blind, white shrimp. It is the most spectacular footage ever made of active hydrothermal vent communities teeming with life. These life forms are not dependent on sunlight for survival and may provide clues about life that might one day be encountered in outer space.
Cameron joins the team in submersibles for the deep sea dives, bringing the famous director out from behind the camera. The film gives first-hand insight into Cameron's passion for exploration, the extreme machines that allow humans to explore the deep, and the possibilities that exist below and beyond the horizon. Cameron and the mission scientists help us consider the correlation between life under water and the life we may one day find in outer space.
The MOST is regularly open Wednesdays -- Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an extended Saturday evening IMAX schedule. Also open Mondays and Tuesdays for national holidays and school break weeks. For IMAX schedule and to purchase by credit card, call 473-IMAX or visit most.org.