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Big Miracle

Title (Spanish): Big Miracle
Title (English): Big Miracle
Country of Origin: USA
Year of Completion: 2012
Duration: 107 minutes
Format: DVD
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

Wednesday 09/05/2012 -- 10:00 AM

FUNGLODE Auditorium
Santo Domingo

II Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana, 5-9 de Septiembre 2012

Film SynopsisDrew Barrymore and John Krasinski star in this incredible rescue adventure -- the amazing true story that inspired the world and captured the hearts of millions. When a family of whales is trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, a small-town reporter (Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Barrymore) rally an unlikely coalition of Alaskan natives, oil tycoons and the Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales before it's too late. Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney and Ted Danson costar in this charming feel-good movie that the whole family can enjoy!

Film Credits:

Director: Ken Kwapis
Producers: Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Steve Golin and Michael Sugar
Executive Producers:
Stuart M. Besser and Paul Green
Cinematography: John Bailey
Editor: Cara Silverman
Starring: Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski

Director's Biography:

Filmmaker Ken Kwapis has won many awards for his work on television and in feature films. Before launching his career, he studied filmmaking at Northwestern University and in the graduate program at U.S.C., where his diploma film was For Heaven's Sake!, a variation on Mozart's comic opera The Impressario. Though Kwapis based his play on the great composer's work, he penned his own libretto. The result earned the young helmer a Student Academy Award for Dramatic Achievement. Professionally, he started out in television, directing the films The Beniker Gang and Summer Switch (1983). He subsequently directed more movies and series, including the first two seasons of HBO's hit sitcom The Larry Sanders Show.

He won Cable ACE nominations for the episodes "The Spiders" and "The Performance Artist." He made his feature film directorial debut with the cosmic comedy Vibes (1988), starring pop singer Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum. In 1996, Kwapis' comedy Dunston Checks In, the story of an orangutan who turns a posh hotel upside down, earned the Grand Prix du Jury and the Audience Award at that year's Cannes Junior Film Festival.

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