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Chasing Shackleton (2014, NR)
July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Originally a three-part PBS series, Chasing Shackleton follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by renowned adventurer, scientist and author Tim Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his team used.
Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which launched in 1914, met with disaster when his ship The Endurance was crushed by arctic ice and sank. His heroic leadership in the face of almost certain death saved the lives of 27 men stranded in the Antarctic for more than 500 days, and has inspired explorers and leaders across every continent over many generations.
Central Cinema Nights is a movie screening in the Central Library’s Durwood Film Vault taking place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we watch and discuss documentaries and feature films in a socially conscious setting, chosen to fit a monthly theme. This month’s theme: New Horizons. In celebration of the moon landing’s 50th anniversary, we are exploring the boundaries of the human experience and the endeavors taken to push those horizons a little bit farther.
Everyone is welcome! Movie screenings at the Central Library are always FREE and open to the public.