volcano.jpgThe culture crusades rage on: IMAX theaters in at least three states have decided not to screen a documentary on volcanos, on the grounds that it might offend Christian fundamentalists by suggesting that evolution is a scientific fact. Stephen Low's Volcanoes of the Deep does not directly tackle Charles Darwin, nor does it delve deeply into his theories; however, a suggestion is made that microbes living inside volcanoes have an evolutionary relationship to human DNA. Pietro Serapiglia, Low's distribution rep, has said that the film is only having problems getting booked in the South. It's apparently not purely an issue of morals, but a reflection of the regional market. "Many people here believe in creationism, not evolution," Lisa Buzzelli, director of an IMAX theater in South Carolina who declined to show the film, told CNN, "We've got to pick a film that's going to sell in our area. If it's not going to sell, we're not going to take it." But don't fret, volcano fans of The South - Buzzelli hasn't "rule[d] out showing the movie in the future". If all y'all get together and prove that a little Darwin talk won't dissuade you from buying tickets, then maybe, just maybe, Buzzelli and her fellow Southern IMAX bookers will reconsider. To Petition Spot, all ye science geeks!
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