South (FREE FILM SCREENING)
Saturday, January 29 at 3:45 p.m. | Cabot Theatre
Please Note: Registration has now closed for the Documentary
Skylight Music Theatre will present a rare opportunity to see the documentary South, made up of actual film footage of Shackleton’s doomed Trans-Antarctic Expedition from 1914-1917.
Daring Australian photographer Frank Hurley captured the journey from start to finish, including key moments such as the triumphant sendoff of the 28-member crew and 70 dogs on board, the ship becoming stuck in ice, the ship’s eventual collapse, and the men’s miraculous rescue after nearly two years adrift.
The story of the 1914-1916 Antarctic exploration mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The ship sails south, breaking the ice, and ultimately getting trapped by the fast-changing weather. The ship breaks up in the ice, and while 22 men and 70 dogs wait on Elephant Island, Shackleton and a crew of five take a 20-foot lifeboat 800 miles to South Georgia Island to mount a rescue mission. We also get a good look at the exotic animals of the region, particularly the penguins. (IMDB)
Length: 1 hour 28 minutes
Screening permission courtesy of the British Film Institute