"Blue Planet" and "Terminal Velocity" this Friday
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"Terminal Velocity" and "Blue Planet-The Deep" to Screen this Friday
The grand finale evening of Ukiah's popular International Wildlife Film
Series will feature two films: "Terminal Velocity" and "Blue Planet -
The Deep." The films will be shown on Friday evening, April 6, at 7
p.m. at the Ukiah Civic Center for a suggested donation of $10. The
musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Kim Monroe
playing blues and jazz on electric guitar. Tickets are available at the
Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, Leaves of Grass Bookstore in Willits,
and at the door.
The film series is a benefit for Redwood Valley Outdoor Education
Project, a community-supported project of the Ukiah Unified School
Set in the San Juan Islands off of Washington State, "Terminal
Velocity" is the story of one man's obsession with the fastest bird on
earth. It took Ken Franklin 30 years of field study, breeding, and
training to understand enough about a Peregrine Falcon so that he could
persuade it to fly alongside a skydiver in free fall. To record the
extraordinary images of this bold predator at full speed, Norman Kent
had to wear a heavy slow motion camera on his head, while also matching
the falcon's speed and lightning-fast movements. For the first time
ever you can "look into the eye of a falcon as it dives."
"Blue Planet - The Deep" explores the 20% percent of the ocean that
lies 500 meters below the surface, a world of perpetual night, huge
mountain ranges, and extremes of pressure and cold. With lyrical
photography and music this David Attenborough-narrated film depicts
strange huge fish with glowing teeth and blinking lights on their
foreheads, luminous jellyfish, and myriad other creatures that only a
science fiction writer could imagine. This movie won Best Underwater
Photography and Best Use of Music at Missoula Montana's prestigious
International Wildlife Film Festival.
To reach Ukiah Civic Center, take Perkins St. west to North State St.
Turn left, and then right on Seminary Avenue. Cross School Street and
proceed to the Civic Center parking lot.
Kate Marianchild, Writer/Publicist
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