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The Last Buffalo in 3-D Begins at IMAX Theater Jan. 5th
Experience the art of molten steel and the natural beauty of an American icon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2007) – From our earliest American history lessons we remember the sweeping plains filled with huge herds of buffalo. Much of that past is gone forever but preserved in art. In The Last Buffalo, IMAX 3D fans will see a buffalo calf, moments after its birth; taking its first shaky-legged steps. They will also witness a violent showdown between a cougar and its fiercely defiant prey up close, and experience a prairie fire in breathtaking detail.

Watch as a brilliant sculptor creates a life-sized buffalo from molten iron. Bill Lishman’s wildlife sculptures are prized for their faithfulness to the spirit, the essence of his subjects as well as to their precise physical outlines. But The Last Buffalo reminds that even a talent like Lishman’s is limited to image and cannot undo the past. Only nature, left alone, can propagate the living life forms to which artists through the centuries have paid homage.

Words cannot prepare a viewer for the exhilaration he or she will experience upon seeing The Last Buffalo in IMAX 3D for the first time. You are not merely watching a cougar leap from height to height, and eagle soar or a herd of buffalo stampede. The film technique and technology quite literally involves you, and all your senses, in the action it portrays.

The Last Buffalo has wowed audiences around the world since it first premiered. Reviewers have called the film, “In your face 3D!” and proclaimed it a “Magnificent Must”.


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