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Terrence Malick's "Voyage of Time" IMAX Film To Debut At Toronto Fest
A scene from "Voyage of Time: Life's Journey" (photo courtesy of TIFF)
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Director Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The American auteur’s documentary debut, Voyage of Time will screen in two formats at the festival.

Narrated by Brad Pitt, Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is an ambitious 45-minute celebration of life, the history of the universe and its awe-inspiring vastness. An extraordinary giant-screen journey that spans galaxies and eons, the film will join the three other titles that will be shown in IMAX at the Festival.

“We are thrilled that TIFF [Toronto International Film Festival] audiences will be the first to experience the first documentary of this film visionary in glorious IMAX,” said TIFF director and CEO, Piers Handling. “It’s an honor to have the world and North American Premieres of the two versions of Malick’s magnum opus, one of the most remarkable cinematic experiences of the year.”

The standard film version of the documentary, Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, the 90-minute cut narrated by Cate Blanchett, was previously announced to have its North American Premiere at TIFF. The presentations of the IMAX and standard films give Toronto audiences a unique opportunity to watch two artistic interpretations from one of the world’s most visionary filmmakers.

Working with a team of scientific advisors and visual effects artists led by Dan Glass (The Tree of Life, Batman Begins, The Matrix Reloaded), the film in its two formats shows an array of natural phenomena--celestial and terrestrial, macroscopic and microscopic--in a variety of new ways.

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8-18.