Award-Winning Actor John Krasinski Narrates MacGillivray Freeman’s 3D Documentary for IMAX® and Giant Screen Theatres “CITIES OF THE FUTURE”

In select theatres starting February 16, the large-format film invites audiences to step into the
future and discover the exciting innovations that are transforming our world

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 30, 2024– MacGillivray Freeman Films, the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of original giant-screen 70mm films, today announced that award-winning actor John Krasinski will narrate “CITIES OF THE FUTURE,” the company’s latest 3D large-format
documentary for IMAX® and giant screen theatres, produced in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Opening in select museum and science center theatres starting February 16, “CITIES OF THE FUTURE” invites audiences to explore the exciting innovations engineers are designing
now to meet the pressing challenges of a changing world and forge a brighter, more sustainable future. View the official trailer here.

From electric flying cars and aerial highways to smart buildings, greener infrastructure and solar power beamed down from space, “CITIES OF THE FUTURE” offers an inspiring vision of how we will live 50 years from now. Combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action cinematography, the film also unveils the transformative changes occurring in some of the world’s leading cities, including Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Singapore.

“John Krasinski is an exciting and talented storyteller, and his voice will lend a warmth and humanity to our story about human ingenuity and the solutions scientists and engineers are working on now to help our cities adapt to challenges like climate change and population growth,” says director Greg MacGillivray, two-time Academy Award® nominee and chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films.

“’CITIES OF THE FUTURE’ imagines what our lives might look like 50 years from now based on the engineering marvels being designed today.” “Audiences will be fascinated to discover how engineers see the future and all the incredible new technologies they are designing to help our cities adapt,” said John Krasinski. “I’m thrilled to be working with the creative team at MacGillivray Freeman Films to help bring this exciting vision of the future to
life with the power of the giant screen experience.”

“CITIES OF THE FUTURE” also introduces viewers to a team of middle school students participating in the Future City Competition, an annual contest where 60,000 middle school students compete to create a model future city. Shaun MacGillivray, the film’s producer and co-director, and president of
MacGillivray Freeman Films, states, “Parents and teachers are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering. We hope ‘CITIES OF THE FUTURE’ will inspire kids to see engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world.”

John Krasinski is one of the most exciting talents as an actor, writer, and director, engaging audiences on the big and small screen. He is in post-production on “IF” for Paramount, which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in.

Krasinski co-wrote, directed, and starred in the 2019 Academy Award-nominated “A QUIET PLACE,” which was also nominated for a PGA Award, WGA Award for Krasinski for Screenplay, and won star Emily Blunt the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress, and was named one of AFI’s Top 10 Films of the Year. In 2016, he directed and starred in THE HOLLARS. Krasinski made his directorial debut by adapting and directing the David Foster Wallace book “BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN.” Recently, Krasinski released “A QUIET PLACE: PART II,” which he wrote and directed.  Krasinski notably starred in NBC’s Emmy®-winning smash hit “The Office” for nine seasons. He most recently starred in the hit thriller “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” for Amazon.

“CITIES OF THE FUTURE” is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE, the same
award-winning team that created the blockbuster giant-screen documentary “Dream Big: Engineering
Our World.”

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with more than 40 films for IMAX and giant screen theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award ® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one-billion-dollar benchmark for worldwide box office.

About the American Society of Civil Engineers
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to advance engineering knowledge and competency through the development of codes and standards, publications, education, and programs such as Future World Vision; raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices through initiatives such as the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure; and works to recruit and inspire a more diverse engineering workforce.

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