DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 30, 2019) — Back From The Brink: Saved From Extinction 3D, a stunning new Giant Screen film adventure narrated by Claire Danes, captures remarkable comeback stories of endangered species from around the world — which are rebounding thanks to human efforts to save them. The film opens on Saturday in the Putnam’s GIANT Screen Theater.

By the end of this century, half of all species could be pushed to the brink of extinction. Human activities, in particular, pose a significant threat — affecting wildlife in ways both visible and invisible. Pollution, hunting, habitat-disruption, and destruction — Back From The Brink 3D shows that positive change is possible and that problems created by humans can be solved by humans.

“The Putnam has a long history of preserving our region’s natural treasures, which makes Back From The Brink 3D an exciting movie we’re pleased to bring to the Quad Cities,” said Putnam President/CEO Rachael Mullins. “We hope visitors walk away inspired by the true stories of citizen science and collective action, and feel compelled to find ways that they can connect to conservation and share their love of learning in our community.”

Filmed on location in three unique regions around the globe, Back From The Brink 3D uses the immersive giant-screen format to plunge audiences into a wild world of breathtaking natural beauty and captivating wildlife behavior. In a spectacular giant-screen experience, the film brings to life the amazing true story of three animal species whose numbers recently dwindled to near extinction, but were rescued from the brink: California’s enchanting Channel Island Fox, China’s fabled Golden Monkey, and the wondrous migrating giant red crabs of Christmas Island, off the coast of Australia. The film also introduces the people around the world — scientists, researchers, park rangers, and students — who are working passionately to preserve these endangered species. Ultimately, Back From The Brink 3D aims to engage and inspire audiences to take action and connect with nature.

Back From The Brink 3D is directed by Sean Casey, who is also Director of Photography. The film is executive produced by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, and produced by Jennifer Casey and Charlotte Huggins. The film is written by Kurt Frey and Ms Casey.

"Through the unmatched, immersive Giant Screen technology, we’re able to connect audiences with nature in places they might not otherwise go to engage with some of the most extraordinary creatures on Earth — which nearly disappeared forever,” said director Sean Casey. “The film demonstrates how human efforts do make an impact for the better, and are essential in saving and protecting the world’s animals and wild places.”

After the movie’s release at the Putnam, Back From The Brink 3D will play seven days a week throughout the month of November. The Putnam is open Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM, and Sunday, noon-5PM. The Putnam will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Movie tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for youth (ages 3-18), seniors, college students and military. Members save $1 on movie tickets.

To watch the trailer or learn more information, visit the Putnam’s website, www.putnam.org.


About the Putnam

The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages for 150 years. And today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family. Launch rockets or interact with a robot in the Science Center, “touch the untouchable” in the Augmented Reality Experience, visit our famous mummies in Unearthing Ancient Egypt, climb into a tree house in Black Earth | Big River, or go back in time to see our region’s history in River, Prairie, and People. Also experience internationally-recognized traveling-exhibits or take in a movie in the GIANT Screen Theater with a screen towering six stories tall. Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping you discover and explore in a friendly and engaging place.

For more information about current and upcoming events, exhibits and movies, visit putnam.org.

About Cosmic Picture

Cosmic Picture seeks to make the most compelling cinematic experiences possible and to change people’s perception of the universe in unexpected ways. Past films include award-winning IMAX® and giant-screen productions and transformative environmental documentaries with tremendous social impact. For more information on Cosmic Picture, visit www.cosmicpicture.com.

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