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May 15, 2024 at 12:30 PM EDT

IMAX Joins Forces with Glen Powell, Bad Robot to Support Wounded Veterans through The Blue Angels Foundation

Exclusive Theatrical Trailer for National Non-Profit Organization to Debut in Theaters
Ahead of IMAX Original Documentary “The Blue Angels” beginning May 17

To view/download the trailer, click HERE

PLAYA VISTA, CA and PENSACOLA, FL — May 15, 2024 — IMAX is teaming up with Glen Powell and Bad Robot on an exclusive theatrical trailer for The Blue Angels Foundation — a highly rated non-profit organization of former Blue Angels pilots that funds critical services for wounded veterans and their families.

The all-new trailer will run nationwide in IMAX ahead of the IMAX Original Documentary “The Blue Angels”, which begins its one-week IMAX-exclusive run on Friday, May 17. To view or download the trailer, click here.

  • With an introduction from Glen Powell, the trailer features footage shot for “The Blue Angels” at the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station 1 in San Diego, CA, a transitional housing and support facility for wounded veterans that receives support from The Blue Angels Foundation.

  • Glen Powell served as a producer on “The Blue Angels” via BarnStorm Productions. IMAX created the trailer in partnership with Bad Robot, which also produced “The Blue Angels.”

  • Blue Angels Flight Leader Capt. Brian “Boss” Kesselring and Flight Surgeon LCDR. Dr. Monica Borza are featured in the trailer as well as the film “The Blue Angels”.
  • The Blue Angels Foundation supports wounded veterans by providing funding for critical services and access to the best care available in the nation as they transition back to the civilian community. The organization focuses on transitional housing, post-traumatic stress treatment and suicide prevention to help veterans restore self-esteem, build confidence, and provide hope for a bright future.

  • A 501(c)(3) public charity, The Blue Angels Foundation is ranked as a Four-Star Charity with a 96% score on Charity Navigator. To learn more, visit

“We’re honored that our foundation will be featured in the upcoming IMAX documentary, ‘The Blue Angels,’ showcasing our tireless efforts to serve wounded veterans and their families. This cinematic collaboration not only celebrates our work but also amplifies our message of hope and resilience to audiences worldwide. Together, let’s soar towards a future where every veteran finds the support they need to thrive,” said Scott Kartvedt, President, Blue Angels Foundation

“The Blue Angels”, an IMAX Original Documentary, hits IMAX locations starting May 17th for one week only. The brand-new documentary will take audiences soaring with the U.S. Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron as never before. Filmed for IMAX, the immersive footage puts you in the cockpit for a firsthand view of the Blue Angels’ precision flying, while the aerial shots deliver a spectacular showcase of the breathtaking maneuvers that have made them the world’s premier jet team. The Blue Angels also takes audiences behind the scenes for a revealing, in-depth look at what it takes to become a Blue Angel—from the careful selection process to the challenging training regimen, and on through the demanding eight-month show season.

The film was directed and edited by award-winning filmmaker Paul Crowder and produced by Academy-Award winning producers Zipper Bros Films, Diamond Docs, and Sutter Road Picture Company. Bad Robot Productions’ J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella also produced, as did Glen Powell via BarnStorm Productions. Rob Stone, Greg Wooldridge, IMAX Entertainment and Dolphin Entertainment executive produced. To find an IMAX location playing the film, click here.

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