Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival

December 3, 2007
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone geek out with me. It's DEC 5-9 @ the Shrine in Downtown L.A. or Friday, Dec 14 and Saturday, Dec 15 @ The Los Angeles Theater
Meet the cast of Heroes, watch sci-fi, and more

Jules Verne Adventures proudly celebrates 15 years of Exploration, Conservation and Education. Let's keep experiencing Extraordinary Voyages in the tradition of Jules Verne - where Science meets Fiction, where Documentaries meet Movies. We dedicate these first 15 years to the explorers who fight for the Earth, to the artists who broaden our imagination and to the warm audiences of the Festival. Last but not least, we thank our sponsors!

“JVAFF came about 15 years ago with support from Jacques Cousteau,” says co-founder Jeauffre, “based on the idea of exploring and preserving the planet. This was years before global warming, yet there was already the idea that change was urgently needed. The Festival has grown into something where science meets fiction - it’s about re-imagining ourselves, our way of life and our future for the better. Building the energy to restore the planet is the greatest adventure of all time, a true celebration of life, and we can come together to act on it. Like Jules Verne, whose generation faced the unknown frontiers of the industrial revolution, we are living in profoundly exciting times.

The Festival’s film selections will underscore these ideas, presenting select premieres, classic films and over thirty documentaries discovering the world from the depths of The Abyss to the heavens above. Documentary highlights include the Jules Verne Adventures film Explorers : From the Titanic to the Moon, starring Oscar-winner James Cameron and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Other special presentations include John Woo’s new animated Sci-Fi tour de force Ex-Machina, a 25th anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and a major Titanic 10th Anniversary event with James Cameron on 12/8. The Shrine’s epic main auditorium will host the major green carpet events including screenings in High-Definition Digital and a full-day of exclusive 3D presentations. In the Shrine Expo Center, the Jules Verne Movie Lounge, designed as a first-class ship’s cabin, will feature diverse screenings, Q&As and special events. Attendees of JVAFF programs and films at the Los Angeles Theatre, inaugurated by Charlie Chaplin in 1931, will experience another landmark building restored to its original glory. ...

On the Festival’s final day, Dec. 15, the legendary Stan Lee - creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and other immortal superheroes - will receive his Jules Verne Lifetime Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Theatre. Continuing the super-tribute theme through closing night, JVAFF will present NBC’s hit series Heroes live onstage. Expected to attend are creator Tim Kring, writer-producer Jeph Loebb and the show’s stars.


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