Jersey City, NJ - (April 15, 2002) - Relive an amazing tale of
discovery and exploration in "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West," when the
film makes its area debut at Liberty Science Center's IMAX Dome Theater on
May 18, 2002. Two hundred years after their epic journey, go back in time
with Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, their guide Sacagawea, and their
brave Corps of Discovery, as they encounter the adventure, danger, and
wonder of the unmapped West.
Heralding the upcoming bicentennial of the legendary expedition
(1803-1806), the film recreates an adventure that remains one of the
greatest feats of exploration and discovery in history. The film
chronicles the journey into uncharted territory to find a water passageway
to the Pacific Ocean and describe for science the wonders of the West.
The expedition encountered and conquered an endless series of physical
challenges as they traveled through raging rivers, buffalo-filled
prairies, sub-zero temperatures, and rugged mountains on their 8,000-mile
journey to the Pacific Ocean and back. The generosity of Native Americans
in helping the explorers is detailed, including the story of Sacagawea, a
teen-aged Native American girl who accompanied the group and whose
contributions were invaluable to the success of the expedition.
With careful research and meticulous recreations, this scientific
expedition lives again on the big screen. In Lewis & Clark: Great Journey
West, movie-goers will go back 200 years to experience this monumental
quest - a grueling journey through thick forests and raging rapids, over
towering peaks and plunging precipices - a treacherous trek that was
survived thanks to the grace and generosity of the Native Americans who
inhabited this unmapped land.
The 42-minute film is narrated by Jeff Bridges, an American movie icon
hailing from one of the country's foremost acting families.
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West is a National Geographic film
distributed by Destination Cinema, Inc., presented by Eddie Bauer, Inc. in
association with Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation endorsed by the
National Council of the Bicentennial.
All IMAX Dome Theater films are locally sponsored by PSE&G.