The documentary "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" shows what the IMAX large-frame format does best: delivering sharp images of natural wonders you wouldn’t see any other way.
Director/cinematographer David Douglas travels to Madagascar, the massive island off the east African coast where — thanks to 60 million years of isolation and evolution — several species of lemurs, the oldest primates on Earth, have developed and thrived.
‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’
Opens Friday, April 4, at the ATK IMAX Theatre at the Clark Planetarium at The Gateway; rated G; 39 minutes.
Douglas shows not only these different types of lemurs, but also the environmental threats the animals face (from deforestation and human-raised cattle) and the scientists working to preserve the more endangered species.
Narrator Morgan Freeman brings out the emotion of these animals’ plight as the film keeps the cuteness to a manageable level.
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