Director Kieth Merrill
Music director Bill Conti
Country United States
Genre Documentary, Short
Cinematography Reed Smoot
|Writer Kieth Merrill (creator)|
Release date June 16, 1984 (1984-06-16)
Cast Daniel T. Majetich (John Wesley Powell), Armando Leon Diaz (Garcia de Cardenas), Percy Devine (Mule Skinner)
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Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets is a 34-minute American short documentary IMAX feature film that was theatrically released on June 16, 1984. The film was created, directed, and written by American filmmaker Kieth Merrill and was produced by Destination Cinema. The music is composed by Bill Conti.
The IMAX film was followed by The Making of Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, a 24-minute making-of documentary short released on January 11, 1999, but produced by Destination Cinema in 1993.
The film features the human history of the Grand Canyon area, being from the home of first Native American inhabitants to a major tourist destination. It portrays reenactments of the Anasazi people, European explorers, and the first expedition led by Major John Wesley Powell. The ending of the film features flight with a bird's-eye view following a lone, orange ultralight aircraft piloted by someone in a white helmet.
Venue at the Grand Canyon
As of 2016, the film has been playing at the IMAX theater adjacent to the National Geographic visitor center in Tusayan, Arizona, which is located near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park. There, the film is promotionally titled the Grand Canyon Movie.
ReferencesGrand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets Wikipedia
Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets IMDb Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets themoviedb.org