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“Deep Sky”, a New IMAX® Original Documentary on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Debuts October 20 at The Tech Interactive

“Deep Sky” Will Bring the Extraordinary Images of the Cosmos Captured by NASA’s JWST Space Telescope to IMAX for an Unparalleled Viewing Experience

San Jose, Oct. 17, 2023 – Embark on an breathtaking journey when “Deep Sky” opens in IMAX at The Tech Interactive’s IMAX Dome Theater on Friday, October 20. The highly anticipated documentary brings the awe-inspiring images captured by NASA's Webb Telescope to IMAX® — taking audiences on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes, and to recently discovered exoplanets, planets around other stars. Directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn and narrated by Oscar®-nominated actress Michelle Williams, “Deep Sky” follows the high-stakes global mission to build JWST and to launch it into orbit one-million miles from Earth, in an attempt to answer questions that have haunted us since the beginning of time: Where did we come from? How did the universe begin? Are we alone? 13 billion years in the making, “Deep Sky” reveals the universe as we have never seen it before; immersing audiences in the stunning pictures beamed back to earth by NASA’s new telescope — and capturing their vast beauty at a scale that can only be experienced on the giant IMAX screen.

“If there ever was a subject tailor-made for IMAX screens, this is it,” said Director Nathaniel Kahn. “The IMAX format allows you to appreciate the astonishing resolution of NASA’s new telescope and to immerse yourself in cosmic landscapes that leave you filled with awe.” 

“Deep Sky” goes behind the scenes of JWST, capturing its launch and the release of the mindblowing first full-color images seen by billions around the world. The film is a thrilling story that begins during the telescope’s construction, following it to the harrowing launch stage, and through the release of the first full-color images to the public on July 12, 2022 and beyond.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty and magnitude of space,” said Michelle Williams. “I’m excited to work with Nathaniel and IMAX to tell the story of the captivating images taken by this new telescope.”

“Deep Sky” is written, produced and directed by Nathaniel Kahn,  produced by Bonnie Hlinomaz and executive produced by John Turner, Matt Mountain, Sandra Evers-Manly, and Gerry Ohrstrom. The film was financed in part by a grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation and is co-financed by IMAX. IMAX and the filmmakers are grateful to NASA, ESA, CSA, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and AURA for their assistance in making this film.

“Deep Sky” has a run time of 40 minutes. The IMAX Dome Theater is located inside The Tech Interactive at 201 W. Market Street in San Jose. For information on tickets and showtimes, please visit One IMAX film is included with each General Admission ticket to The Tech Interactive.

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