Dave Lickley, Director of the new IMAX film “Mysteries of the Great Lakes”, will be doing a presentation on the making of this film. He will be at the Agawa Bay Campground Amphitheatre at 9 pm on Tuesday, July 15 (if it is raining, the show will be moved indoors at the Agawa Bay Visitor Centre).
The show is free to those who have a valid Ontario Parks camping permit, or a daily vehicle permit or an annual permit. A daily vehicle permit is $12.00 (no extra charge for driver and passengers). If you don’t want to come to the park for the day but just want to come for the evening, you can also purchase a 2-hour ($4) or 4-hour ($6) daily permit at the Agawa Bay Campground office.
The film took over 4 years to make and required Mr. Lickley to travel around the Great Lakes five times.
Lake Superior Provincial Park is featured throughout the film. One of the main themes of the film is how the Great Lakes were damaged by industrial development and careless attitudes but is now on the road to recovery. The film focuses on the recovery of the Bald Eagle, Lake Sturgeon and the Woodland Caribou (representing air, water and land). These animals are linked to Lake Superior Provincial Park because they are represented by pictographs found at the Agawa Rock Pictographs site in the park.
If you are familiar with the park, you will recognize areas in the park that show up in some of the aerial sequences in the film. These areas include Old Woman Bay and Gargantua Harbour.
The film is now showing at several IMAX theatres in the Great Lakes area and will be moving to other IMAX theatres over the next couple of years.
Mr Lickley’s presentation is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this feature film. The photo below shows what Lickley and his film crew had to do to get the perfect shot of the cliff at the Agawa Rock Pictograph site. This shot can be seen near the start of the film. They had to set up the camera and tripod on an underwater boulder so that the camera would be steady while the filming was being done.
The film crew shooting a close-up of the Misshepezhieu pictograph at Agawa Rock.
To learn more about the new film, go to: www.mysteriesofthegreatlakes.com