Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Antarctica: A Year on Ice" (video)

Amber Larson, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly;
Playing now at Laemmle's cinema at finer art house outlets around the country.

"Antarctica A Year on Ice" is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round.

The research stations scattered throughout the continent on the underside of the planet, around the South Pole, host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians, and craftspeople. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the Sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth.

Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.

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Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, filmmaker Anthony Powell captures the splendid marvels of the region like no film before. The film gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.
  • Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best International Documentary
  • Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best First Film, Documentary
  • Winner! Bel Air Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary
  • Winner! Beckenridge Festival of Film 2013 - Audience Award
  • Winner! New Zealand Film and TV Awards 2013 - Best Documentary Cinematography
  • Anchorage International Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary 2nd place
On a dare, Metallica decided to play every continent and ended up at the world's bottom.

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