Life of Pi in 3D Opens 50th New York Film Festival

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The highly anticipated world premiere in 3D of Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi was projected at Alice Tully Hall opened the 50th Annual New York Film Festival. The movie was screened using Christie Solaria digital cinema projectors.
Digital Media Systems selected and installed two Christie CP4230 DLP Cinema projectors for the event. “We are pleased to be a sponsor of the New York Film Festival ” said Craig Sholder vice president entertainment solutions at Christie. “As the undisputed leader in digital cinema with the largest number of digital cinema installations worldwide Christie has earned a solid reputation as an industry innovator whose groundbreaking technology has revolutionized the digital cinema landscape.  It’s our privilege to ‘play’ the premier venue at the New York Film Festival and to be in the excellent company of some of the most creative and visionary filmmakers of our time.” 
  Gregg Paliotta president and owner of Digital Media Systems noted that festival organizers have worked with him in the past and so placed complete trust in him to provide them with the best digital projectors available to meet their needs. Representing 20th Century Fox which is distributing the film and is also a Festival sponsor Paliotta said he selected the Christie CP4230 projectors for their exceptional performance on the large screen. The two-projector system helped deliver an unprecedented level of brightness image clarity and realism.

 “They wanted the most reliable most powerful projection system in the industry to achieve the higher level of brightness required for the 3D Life of Pi ensuring the visual impact that Ang Lee sought to bring his cinematic vision to life ” he said. “There was never any doubt in my mind that Christie was the only one that could meet such a challenge in terms of image brightness while still maintaining deep color saturation and razor-sharp resolution. Christie was a huge success last year when I used them for the advance screening of Martin Scorsese’s highly acclaimed film Hugo and I was confident that Christie would again surpass all expectations this year.”  
 Paliotta added: “The feedback from the audience was remarkable.  The picture was visually stunning.  Everyone was beyond blown away by how it looked. Without a doubt it was a fantastic screening and an unforgettable evening.”