My family and I were recently invited to watch National Geographic’s NEW documentary “Living In The Age Of Airplanes”. The 45-minute film, filmed for the incredible giant screen experience that only Smithsonian can offer, takes viewers around the world and right into their own homes to experience the revolutionary way air travel has changed the world. From the places we visit to the things we eat, airplanes are an integral part of daily life – even when we’re right here on the ground.
FILMED IN 18 COUNTRIES, ACROSS ALL 7 CONTINENTS! Yes, the airplane has changed our world, but do we really understand exactly how much? LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES renews our appreciation for this amazing invention as it stunningly conveys the wonder and grandeur of flying.
Not that long ago, traveling between continents was a migration. Now, on any given day, 100,000 flights transport people and products between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours. Indeed, the airplane may be the closest thing we have to a time machine. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, the film explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives (even when we don’t fly).
With a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, soaring music, and a truly unique perspective, LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES shows the airplane in a fresh light as it takes audiences on a wondrous trip around the globe.
Few The Full Trailer Below.
LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES is narrated by Harrison Ford, produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), and features an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic).
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
I actually had no idea this museum had a movie theater in the Air and Space Museum, it was a bit of a shock for me to find out they were hosting a movie in their very own theater. The theater is located on your right just as you walk through the door. As you can see in the photo above they host big screen movies and not just documentaries.
My kids seemed to have really enjoyed this documentary, whenever kids think of documentaries they usually think “oh no they are going to talk a lot!”. In this case I believe they were shocked at how much information they learned as they were guided through this eye catching documentary. This isn’t your ordinary sit down and look at different planes type of documentary. This was actually a moving film about how we seem to have lost the awe inspiring view of how airplanes were invited and now used in our day to day lives.
I must say it did open my eyes to how flying was until just recently viewed as something impossible and something we thought was impossible. To think now we have countless airports and airplanes to facilitate our travel and day to day needs is pretty awesome. Something so impossible is now a luxury that many of us can enjoy and use for whatever purpose we choose. From buying a pair of socks in china, to fresh flowers from Africa, we use planes for more ways than one.
I brought along my 2 year old to this documentary who seemed to enjoy looking at the (sorry small spoiler!) animals. I also saw other toddlers in the movie who sat very quietly (unlike my toddler lol) during the entire movie. So it’s safe to say this movie is toddler-adult friendly. My kids gave it 2 thumbs up and said they didn’t realize how much we really used planes for. This documentary is now playing at the below locations. If you will be in the DC or Northern Virginia area be sure to check out this awesome documentary with your family.
NOW PLAYING AT:
National Air and Space Museum: 600 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC, 20560
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly, VA 20151