Mush! to the Movies: a Polar Film Club - The Race for the South Pole
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 members of The Velaslavasay Panorama. The series will feature six events with free popcorn offered to all in the Nova Tuskhut, an installation of 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! Additional conviviality and time in the lovely Panorama garden also included!
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All Screenings Cost: $10.00 General Admission
**Free tickets with advance RSVP for current Los Angeles Filmforum Members and Members of The Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society.** Contact the secretary to RSVP email@example.com
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This series is part of The Velaslavasay Panorama Polar Year (VPPY) continuing thru the end of 2015, observing the poles in all their glory with our 360º panorama, The Effulgence of the North, and our lobby exhibit on the little known story of Nancy Columbia, heroine of the Arctic in Hollywood, featuring ephemera from private collectors, and the installation of the only Arctic Trading Post on the North American continent - the Nova Tuskhut.
The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 W. 24th St. LA, CA 90007
90 Degrees South: With Scott to the Antarctic
1933, 73 min., B&W, Digital projection
Directed by Herbert Ponting
[Courtesy of the Norwegian Film Institute]
A documentary exploring the story of Robert Falcon Scott’s voyage with his crew of 60 men to the South Pole in the years 1910-1913, on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, as seen thru the lens of Herbert Ponting.
Roald Amundsen's South Pole Expedition
1912, 16 min., B&W, Digital Projection
Cinematography: Lt. Kristian Prestrud
Amundsen included a cinematographer on his expedition to Antarctica in 1910-1912. One version of the footage (roughly 25 minutes) intercut with slides, was used by Amundsen to accompany his lecture tour. This screening will include a standalone, “cinema version”, with intertitles.