Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mystic India,IMAX film, at SciPort this weekend only, Feb 18-19

Mystic India: an Incredible Journey of Inspiration, a big-screen film showing a land of many mysteries and fascinations, and shot in more than 100
locations, will show one weekend only at Sci-Port Discovery Center’s three story IMAX
Dome Theatre on Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19, 2006.
Presented in partnership with The Multicultural Center of the South, the film.
reveals India’s ancient civilization, incredible architecture, colorful festivals,
and fascinating peoples and landscapes. The new release from Giant Screen Films will
be presented as a two-for-one double feature with the following schedule:

(Film will be paired as 2-for-1 double feature with 4 other choices.)

Saturday, February 18
Mystic India/Top Speed 10:30 am
Mystic India/Lewis & Clark 12:30 pm
Mystic India/Dolphins 2:30 pm
Sunday, February 19
Mystic India/Lewis & Clark 2 pm
Mystic India/Space Station 4 pm

Traditional Indian folk and classical dancers will perform in the IMAX Dome
Theatre during the intermissions of each double feature.
Narrated by legendary British actor Sir Peter O’ Toole, Mystic India takes
audiences on a journey through the frigid peaks of the Himalayas to the nation’s blazing
deserts and tropical rainforests; across fields and rivers and to small remote villages, all
along witnessing the sheer natural beauty of India and the incredible achievements of its
people. The film explores India’s extensive and accomplished history such as its
contributions to the world from astronomy and aviation to atomic physics, geometry, and

Mystic India also takes an interesting look at the amazing power of yoga and
meditation as it follows Neelkanth, a young boy who walked for 7 years and 8,000 miles
across the vast majestic land. He struggled through many hardships, enduring extremely
cold temperatures and encountering wild beasts in the forests—carrying no more than a
handkerchief—all because he wanted to help people learn to live good lives. Neelkanth’s
survival is a phenomenon that Harvard scientists researching modern day yogis’ in India
has proven to be possible.
More than 45,000 volunteers helped recreate authentic scenes for the film.
Festivals seen in Mystic India are large and spectacular. Massive crowds celebrate the
2500-year-old Festival of Chariots. Thousands take part in the celebrations including the
annual Festival of Lights and Festival of Colors.
India is a single nation as large as all of Europe, with a population of a billion
people that comprises one-sixth of the world. A sequence in the film documents the
‘Faces of India’ and the diversity among its inhabitants. India is the only country that has
18 different languages and more than 1,600 dialects.

IMAX Ticket prices for the February 18-19 Mystic India double feature are:
$ 8.50 General Admission
$ 7.00 Children (3-12), Seniors and Military
$ 6.00 Groups 15+

Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 67,000 square-foot science and entertainment
center in Shreveport-Bossier, featuring over 200 hands-on science exhibits, daily
changing programs, an IMAX Dome Theatre, demonstration theater, gift shop and café.
Sci-Port is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport-Bossier
Riverfront. For information call (318) 424-3466, toll-free (877) 724-7678 or visit

Bonus credit:
5 pts. for attending film.
5 to 15 pts. for essay comparing this movie to the movie Gandhi.

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