Mush! To The Movies! Vol. IV

South (1919)

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:30pm

Friday, June 26, 2015
7:30 pm
Tickets $10 

Free with RSVP for current members of the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society and Los Angeles Filmforum 
contact event[at]panoramaonview[dot]org 

UK, 1919, 81 min., Restored digital projection 
Directed by Sir Ernest Shackleton & Frank Hurley 
Silent with score

Sir Ernest Shackleton & his crew, which included photographer Frank Hurley, set sail on the Endurance August 8, 1914. After being lodged in a polar ice pack for months, Shackleton led the way through an 850-mile journey across the Antarctic waters and mountains of South Georgia to reach assistance and rescue the remaining men. This film is a restored compilation of documentation taken during the expedition. 

Charles Hood, poet and Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment, will introduce the film with a short illustrated lecture on the National Science Foundation's very competitive, and somewhat misunderstood, Artists and Writers program. Hood will talk about the origins of that program, review some of the best work by previous A&W residents, and share perspectives on how the polar communities view Shackleton and other historic explorers in the present day. 

Come early for free popcorn and Polar Passport Initiation in the Nova Tuskhut!

Mush! To The Movies! Is a selection of films spanning over 90 years of glacial activity and handpicked by Los Angeles Filmforum's Director Adam Hyman and Sara Velas & Ruby Carlson of The Velaslavasay Panorama. The series will feature six events with free popcorn offered to all in the Nova Tuskhut, and an installation featuring the only Arctic Trading Post on the North American Continent, located on the grounds of the Velaslavasay Panorama. Attendees will be given a unique souvenir Polar Passport and those who attend all six screenings will receive a surprise gift and a chance to win a night's stay in The Nova Tuskhut!