A new IMAX film eight years in the making brings to life the Arctic world -- it's peoples, animals and environment -- in stunning 3D. The movie is described by The Washington Post as a perfect way "to experience one of the coldest places on Earth in the midst of a steamy summer."
Clearly the story wasn't written for those living in Alaska, Anchorage particularly, where temperatures are well below average and it's generally been a wet, miserable summer thus far, hovering somewhere around 50 degrees.
But that shouldn't deter moviegoers here from seeing "To the Arctic" -- or from recommending it to families and friends Outside.
Here's how the Post describes "To the Arctic:"
The movie charts how the Arctic which is warming at a rate at least twice as fast as the rest of the globe is changing and how this shift jeopardizes the species that have survived there for thousands of years.
"To the Arctic" gives viewers a rare chance to see the animals that call this part of the world home. At one point, a Pacific walrus practically leaps out of the screen, shoving its face against an underwater camera.
And for the first time ever, the filmmakers were able to track and film a polar bear family for five straight days, 24 hours a day, while sailing on a special ship known as an icebreaker.
Here's a preview: