Take a 3D trip inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

SpectiCast distributing ‘The Vatican Museums 3D,’ in collaboration with Vatican Museums directorate, in theaters beginning December 10

ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2013 – If you never have been able to visit Rome and have wondered what it would be like to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, or if you would like to make a return trip to Rome, now’s your chance via SpectiCast, one of the fastest growing event cinema marketing and distribution companies in the world. SpectiCast recently announced that it will distribute SKY production’s THE VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, a film that marks the first time Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras have been allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where some of the world’s rarest and precious works lie.

THE VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D will be in theaters everywhere beginning December 10 in partnership with Fathom Events, and will be shown in 2D and RealD 3D. Additional shows will be in select theaters December 11 and 14.

Tickets for the presentation of THE VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.SpectiCast.com/titles/the-vatican-museums-3d and www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 500 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom Event’s Digital Broadcast Network and the SpectiCast Network. (Theaters and participants are subject to change.)

A team of 40 professionals employed the same cutting-edge 3D cinematic techniques used by filmmakers in many of Hollywood’s most technologically advanced movies to capture this mega production. Audiences will be able to admire paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh, along with sculptures by Michelangelo, as well as many other works from Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Salvador Dalì. In addition to the feature film, theatergoers will be treated to an exclusive 22 minutes of insightful “behind the scenes” extra features as the Vatican Museums’ director, Professor Antonio Paolucci, and the film’s director, Marco Pianigiani, recall both the challenges and the triumphs involved in the making of this masterpiece about masterpieces.

In THE VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, art shows itself to be a sublime means for making the tie between artist and a variety of faiths, from the Christianity of Giotto to the Judaism of Marc Chagall, and that of the tormented Dalì and highly refined Raphael, all in a journey that includes some of the most powerful works ever produced by man.

“The Church has, everywhere and always, been the guardian and patron of beauty,” says Jason Jones, co-author of The Race to Save Our Century. “That fact is brilliantly highlighted in the exquisite new documentary THE VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, which combines the knowledge of the Church-appointed director of the Vatican’s many museums with the skills of top-notch filmmakers using the latest technology. This film shows close-ups and panoramic images of the works collected or sponsored by the popes over hundreds of years, and tells the stories both of ancient artworks restored and protected by papal conservators, and of sacred artworks commissioned by the popes such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling. The eloquent narration brings these artworks to life, and their beauty awakens in the soul the longing for the good and the true, as Christian artists have known since the early Church. I hope that every Christian makes the time to see this powerful film, and brings along his kids.”

Watch the trailer: http://www.thevaticanmuseumsincinemas.com/photograph/vatican-museums-in-cinemas-2/. For more information, visit www.thevaticanmuseumsincinemas.com.

To request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with SKY 3D director Cosetta Lagani, please contact Kevin Wandra (866-777-2313, ext. 701 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

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