Washington Pavilion Premieres Groundbreaking Film

May 4, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD  — The Washington Pavilion announced “In Saturn’s Rings” will premiere on May 4, 2018 in the Wells Fargo CineDome. The film chose the Washington Pavilion as one of two premiere locations across the country.

Written, produced and directed by innovative filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren, “In Saturn’s Rings” takes the viewer on a 14 billion light-year journey of the mind, heart and spirit from the Big Bang to the conclusion of the Cassini-Huygens Mission at Saturn.

This groundbreaking, awe-inspiring film was created entirely as a multiplane photo animation, using 7.5 million real source images, without CGI or 3D models. 

The film is narrated by iconic Emmy, Grammy, Peabody and NAACP award-winner LeVar Burton. Burton guides the viewer on this one-of-a-kind, breathtaking trek through the cosmos as science meets art.

Viewers of the film will marvel at this unique, giant-size perspective of space captured by Cassini, Hubble and other sources looking deep into the universe, through stunning images of Earth, the Milky Way and a 10 day and night-time lapse. 

To celebrate the opening of “In Saturn’s Rings,” the Washington Pavilion is offering space themed events and activities from May 4 - 13 including a “Revenge of the 5th Breakfast” buffet on Saturday, May 5, space-related art and science activities and the 2nd floor Kirby Science Discovery Center exhibit, Space: An Out-of-this-World Experience. 

“We are thrilled to be opening ‘In Saturn’s Rings’ because it takes visitors through the Universe with stunning real images and views we have never seen before,” said Rose Ann Hofland, Director of Programming & Education.

 “In Saturn’s Rings” is playing in the Wells Fargo CineDome May 4 – November 1, 2018. Visit washingtonpavilion.org for show times.

The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here.  For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.