For $5, today's deal gets you one admission to National Geographic's The Last Lions (up to a $9 value). This deal is valid for any showing between Friday, March 25 and Thursday, March 31 at the Santikos Bijou at Crossroads on Fredericksburg Road.
With an arsenal of informative magazines, elegant photographs, and illuminating documentaries, National Geographic has inspired planetary responsibility and natural wonderment for more than 120 years. Its latest filmed adventure, The Last Lions, ushers viewers into the wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, where a lioness named Ma di Tau and her cubs fight for their survival. From fleeing raging fires and cub-killing rival prides to wading through crocodile-infested rivers and the supermarket at rush hour, this family suffers perils that leave audiences touched and awestruck. Crafted by award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and narrated by Jeremy Irons, The Last Lions aims to raise awareness of dwindling big-cat populations while sharing a compelling story of hope. The film is rated PG for depictions of the food-chain cycle without the accompaniment of an Elton John song.
In the last 50 years, lion populations have plummeted, leaving roughly 20,000 in the wilderness. Proceeds from ticket sales of The Last Lions will further National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative to increase understanding through education, research, and conservation, eliminating the need for overhyped lioness dating shows. For every viewing of the film's trailer, National Geographic will donate $0.10 toward a jungle-king conservation fund. For more ways to donate, check out National Geographic's Cause an Uproar page.
- There’s no denying the burnished beauty of their footage, or the intense, and often heartrending, intimacy of the images they’ve captured. – Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
- A stunningly beautiful, powerful story about a mother lion’s fight to protect her cubs. – Barney Brantingham, Santa Barbara Independent