“This ‘earth’ is beautiful and worthwhile,” wrote Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times about Disney’s “Earth,” a high definition documentary that is essentially a compilation of the best footage from the breathtaking Discovery Channel series “Planet Earth.”
Narrated by James Earl Jones, who can’t help but lend majesty even to the smallest of critters, viewers are invited on a voyage around the globe to watch polar bear cubs playing in the sea, storks flying over the Himalayas, elephants crossing the harsh desert, humpback whales on their 3,000 mile migration and so much more natural beauty in motion.
And, just one week after Earth Day, the film addresses one of the main issues tied up with global warming: animals faced with the challenges of a changing habitats.
“Earth” takes place Sunday, April 29, 4 p.m. at the Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. Running time is 90 minutes and the screening is FREE to the general public.
Sunday at the Palm is presented by The Telluride Film Festival, The Telluride Foundation, and Telluride R1 School District.
For a taste of the quality of the content, watch the video put together by the Discovery Channel for Earth Day.