America's Musical Journey playing at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
“America’s Musical Journey,” the newest IMAX 3D film from MacGillivray Freeman Films, will open in Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Feb. 16. The film celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and creative innovation that characterize America, as told through the story of its music.
Narrated by legendary Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the film follows Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of America’s music, following the footsteps of Louis Armstrong through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born.
Visiting such iconic cities as New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, Nashville, Memphis, and making a brief stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater, “America’s Musical Journey” explores the collision of cultures that gave birth to such electrifying American art forms as jazz, the blues, country, rock and roll, hip-hop and more. As audiences join Blacc on this joyful, tune-filled tour, they’ll experience uniquely American adventures, such as paddle-wheel boating up the Mississippi Delta, flash mob dancing in Chicago and skydiving with Elvis impersonators over Memphis in scenes shot exclusively for the giant screen.
In addition to Blacc, audiences will meet other iconic artists, musicians and innovators who are shaping America’s culture today, including Jon Batiste, bandleader and musical director of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Latin music stars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, New Orleans music hero Dr. John, Chicago jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, teenage banjo-playing phenomenon Willow Osborne, Memphis jookin dance star Lil Buck, the Detroit Youth Choir, Chicago footwork maestros Pause Eddie and Donnetta “Lil Bit” Jackson, the Bandaloop vertical dancers, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, the Beale Street Flippers and many more.
“America’s Musical Journey” has a running time of 40 minutes and is produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia.
Phipps IMAX Theater is located in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 303-370-6000 or visit dmns.org/imax.