Hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1, but they’re getting an early start at the the National Naval Aviation Museum, where the film “Hurricane” debuts on the museum’s Giant Screen Theater on Monday, March 13.
“Hurricane” — a 30-minute “giant screen adventure” — is the true story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane.
Distributed by nWave Pictures, “Hurricane” chronicles the journey of a weather system fueled by forces so powerful that it was revered as a deity by ancient civilizations. “From a sudden howling sandstorm in Senegal heralding the coming monsoon, the winds transform over the Atlantic Ocean into a raging monster five hundred miles across,” a release for the film reads. “Ships are tossed on growing ocean swells, and the violent winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Lucy crash into the rainforests of the Caribbean before causing immense storm surges in the Gulf of Mexico.”
“Hurricane” follows meteorologists and emergency crews as they battle to predict the storm’s path, while those in harm’s way prepare for the worst. Meanwhile, NASA satellites and hurricane tracking aircraft capture the enormity of the storm. Viewers will see the environmental impact on coral reefs, agriculture and wildlife as the Category 4 hurricane engulfs the region. Then, once the damage is cleared, the film captures the regenerative power of nature as viewers witness the rebirth of a rainforest and the return of its hardiest creatures.
“Beyond the question of where hurricanes strike, we wanted to tell the tales of the wind,” said producers Andy Byatt, Cyril Barbançon and Jacqueline Farmer. “To speak of winds beyond imagination. To understand the stress of waiting; the relief of the near miss. We wanted to observe the fragility and resilience of nature, to discover what the mightiest weather system on earth means to all those who live beneath its shadow.”
Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum has been ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Museums in the United States,” and features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays. “Hurricane” will screen daily at 9:30 a.m. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 850-453-2389 or visit the website at www.navalaviationmuseum.org.