Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time is a journey through time at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. History, science, and mythology come alive through epic aerial IMAX photography complemented by spectacular, mesmerizing, super-high resolution time-lapse photography. The geological formation of the Canyon is showcased using stunning CGI animation, while the fascinating story of early civilizations, and their mysterious disappearance, is brought to life on the giant screen. Soar over the Canyon and learn the history of discovery by Spanish conquistadors and colorful frontiersman, whose hostile relations with Native Americans foretold future conflict. Experience treacherous rapids with John Wesley Powell and his intrepid team of explorers as they face the unknown and never-before conquered Colorado River. And, as the rivers of time unfold, discover the rich history of the landscapes and Native peoples with the unveiling of the first photographs ever taken in Grand Canyon (circa 1872).

Length: 37:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2022
  • Date Released:

    October 2022

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser
  • Distributor:

    Destination Cinema

  • Produced By:

    RPG Productions

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Rick Gordon, O. Douglas Memmott, Kieth Merrill
  • Director:  Kieth Merrill
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Rick Gordon
  • Cinematography: Reed Smoot, David Douglas, Harun Mehmedinovic (time lapse photography)
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects: Alan Markowitz, Visceral Image Productions
  • Music/Score:  Cody Westheimer
  • Editor: Stephen L. Johnson, Rick Gordon
  • Narrator: Geraldine Keams, James Seawood, Todd Richard Lions
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  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Geology
  • Historical
  • Nature



Best Visual Effects, GSCA Achievement Awards, 2023

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