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Educational Outreach:


National Parks Adventure

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 3:15 pm session- Hill City High School Theater

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 2 pm session - Hot Springs Theater

USA, feature Documentary, 45 min

Director: Greg MacGillivray 

Producer: Shaun MacGillivray

The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. Millions have packed up the family to hike through impossibly lush forests, to gaze upon towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, to witness the breathtaking arcs of natural history, and, most of all, to share moments of wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.


Saturday, November 17th, 2018  7 pm session- Hill City High School Theater

USA, Short Documentary, 42 min

Director: Greg MacGillivray 

Narrator: Jeff Bridges

“Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films for IMAX/Giant Screens. The 40-minute film, narrated by Jeff Bridges, shows the ingenuity of humans in projects big and small from the world’s tallest buildings and the Great Wall of China to inspiring student contests with underwater robots and solar cars. This is an entertaining film for all ages to enjoy. Local Hill City resident, Janna Emmel who works with the film's producer will introduce the film: "This film was the top-grossing film in 2017 in museums and science centers (IMAX theaters) around the world. It gives audiences a surprising and heartfelt view of engineers, and how important they are to our future."


Sunday, April 30, 2017  1 pm session - MOVIES in the LOFT

USA, Short Documentary, 40 min

Director: Greg MacGillivray

Writer: Stephen Judson

Narrator: Ewan McGregor

A journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, this ocean adventure takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga. Find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.


Sunday, April 30, 2017 1 pm session - MOVIES in the LOFT

USA, Short Documentary, 40 min

Director: Greg MacGillivray

Writer: Jack Stephens

Narrator: Tom Selleck

The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight shows the path of flight starting with the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk in 1903 all the way through to the supersonic maneuvers of today’s aircraft. This high-energy film affirms the importance of training and skill and the pure joy of flight.

Black Hills Film Festival


May,  8th, 2015 Hill City High School Theater

USA, Short Documentary, 40 min

Director: Greg MacGillivray 

Writers: Roger Holzberg, Tim Cahill

Narrator: Meryl Streep

The Black Hills Film Festival screened the Oscar-nominated film The Living Sea for 313 Hill City Middle School children as a part of the student outreach portion of the Festival. Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films, narrated by Meryl Streep and featured the music by Sting, the film celebrates the world ocean and its importance to all life on earth. The children were thrilled to be able to see a film of this caliber and learn about the Oceans. Other community members expressed an interest in seeing the film as well so the Festival plans on adding a family day where children and adults can watch these types of films together.



Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Hill City High School Theater - 3 pm

CANADA, Feature Documentary, 46 min

Director: Stephen Low

Produced and distributed by: The Stephen Low Company Originally made for the IMAX® screen

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. Recruited to realize this venture—one of the greatest engineering feats of all time—were engineers and laborers from around the world. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

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