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Big screen classics


Australian filmmaker Frank Hurley’s stunning record of Shackleton’s 1914-17 Antarctic expedition.

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UK-Australia 1919
Dir Frank Hurley
With live piano accompaniment

Australian filmmaker Frank Hurley’s record of Shackleton’s 1914-17 Antarctic expedition is also a document of life – human and otherwise – striving to survive in the most adverse climatic conditions imaginable. More than a mere chronicle of an epic undertaking, the film is visually magnificent, its images of the vast frozen wilderness composed with a meticulous attention to framing and light.

Live piano accompaniment will be from Andrew Youdell on Sunday 3 September and from John Sweeney on Monday 4 September.


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