Coral: Rekindling Venus to screen at Sundance Film Festival

Feature project Coral: Rekindling Venus has been selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.

Written and directed by Australian installation artist Lynette Wallworth and produced by John Maynard, Coral: Rekindling Venus is an immersive fulldome film experience, and will screen exclusively in fulldome cinemas and planetariums.

The project has been chosen to screen in Sundance’s New Frontier Program, which is dedicated to celebrating original, experimental work.

Also screening at New Frontier is Rekindling Venus: in Plain Sight, which is the sister work to Coral: Rekindling Venus.

Wallworth spent five years developing the project, which principal investor, Screen Australia, describes as, “an immersive, kaleidoscopic journey through the glowing underwater coral cities of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.”

 As Coral: Rekindling Venus is designed for fulldome cinemas, the project will screen in a portable fulldome cinema in Park City and at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City before rolling out, day and date with the festival, in approximately 20 planetariums across the US through the Sundance USA program.

The project features cinematography from Emmy award–winner David Hannan and a soundtrack featuring specially recorded songs from Antony of Antony and the Johnsons.

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