Event cinema marketing and distribution company SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events to distribute Sky Productions Vatican Museums 3D. The film marks the first time Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras have been allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where some of the world's most rare and precious works reside.
SpectiCast president and COO Mark Rupp said, "We are excited to bring audiences on a mesmerizing adventure in Vatican Museums 3D. The technology used in the filming of this content is unlike any other brought to the big screen."
"Fathom Events brings a large and discerning audience in the U.S. the best and most interesting of alternative programming, and Vatican Museums 3D is a perfect example of that," Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. "Working with SpectiCast, we're able to bring this unmatchable collection to a national audience, employing the most advanced production and projection equipment. It's a true event."
The film event comes to theaters everywhere beginning December 10th and will be shown in 2D and RealD 3D. Additional shows will be in select theaters December 11th and December 14th.
The event will be presented in more than 500 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom Event's Digital Broadcast Network and the SpectiCast Network. (Theaters and participants are subject to change.)
Audiences will be able to admire paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh along with sculptures by Michelangelo as well as many other works. In addition to the feature film, theatergoers will be treated to an exclusive 22 minutes of insightful behind the scenes extra features as the Vatican Museums' director, professor Antonio Paolucci, and the film's director, Marco Pianigiani, recall both the challenges and the triumphs involved in the making of the film, which involved a team of 40 filmmakers.
In this exceptional film, art shows itself to be a sublime means for making the tie between artist and a variety of faiths, from the Christianity of Giotto to the Judaism of Marc Chagall, and that of tormented Salvador Dalì and highly refined Raffaello, all in a journey that includes some of the most powerful works ever produced by man.
For more information, visit www.thevaticanmuseumsincinemas.com.