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Contact: Alicia Borrego Pierce 505-264-5464
 
 
Sundance Film Festival
At the
NM Museum of Natural History and Science
 
 
Albuquerque, NM, January 15, 2013 – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a proud to be part of the Sundance Film Festival!
 
The full-dome Planetarium show Coral:  Rekindling Venus has been selected by the Sundance Film Festival and by special arrangement with Sundance, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be an outreach site to screen the show during the week of the film festival and one, of a very few, to host a special Q&A with the film’s creator, Lynette Wallworth. 
 
Created and directed by Australian media artist Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus is an immersive film experience that takes viewers underwater through the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
 
The Festival’s New Frontier section showcases films, media installations, multimedia performances, trans-media experiences and panel discussions that explore the convergence of film, art, new media technology and storytelling. Coral is the first full-dome work to be featured in New Frontier, and the planetarium and full-dome tour is also a first for the Festival.  
 
Albuquerque is a particularly important city for this event as Wallworth has a direct link to Albuquerque - she worked as an intern at the Planetarium at the Museum early in her career. 
 
The Schedule is as follows:
 
January 25, 2013   6pm to 9pm @ the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
-          Albuquerque Gala Premiere of Sundance Film Coral: Rekindling Venus
-          Film introduction and discussion,
-          Q&A with film creator, reception
       coral exhibit
Cost: $20 (Museum members & seniors $18, students $16)
Visit www.NMnaturalhistory.org for more information and tickets. Purchase tickets online or at the door on January 25.
 
January 26th  9am-5pm   @ the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Mini film festival of award winning and cutting edge full-dome films including Award winning Domefest 2012 and films made by notable New Mexico artists and composers.
Presentations by New Mexico research scientists on coral, global warming, and the planet Venus. Final showing of Coral: Rekindling Venus.
-       Session 1: (Domefest 2012 and lecture) Cost: $10 (Museum members & seniors $8, students $6)
-       Session 2: (NM artists’ films and lecture) Cost: $10 (Museum members & seniors $8, students $6)
-       Session 3: 4 p.m. – Coral: Rekindling Venus (final Albuquerque showing) Cost: $10 (Museum members & seniors $8, students $6)
Visit www.NMnaturalhistory.org for more information and tickets. Purchase tickets for all three sessions online or at the door on January 26.
January 19-27th 9am – 5pm @ The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science    
Accompanying Exhibit entitled Coral: In Plain Sight consisting of 3-D augmented reality posters and real coral from the collections of the Museum
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The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.