Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Director Anthony Powell

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Although only a few scientists and researchers brave the extreme conditions of Antarctica year-round, the continent hosts a close-knit international population of base workers, chefs, technicians and tradespeople who keep everything running. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is their story. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. From everyday moments of work and laughter to holiday celebrations and even the filmmaker’s own wedding, ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE shows a determined community thriving in a world most people will never know. Boasting footage gathered over 15 years, including nine winters spent in 24-hour darkness, this unique documentary speaks to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure and the emotional journey that accompanies a year spent on the ice. Director/photographer Anthony Powell joins us from the frozen continent to talk about the spirit of Antarctic culture and the breathtaking splendor contained within the last pristine wilderness left on the planet.

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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

“Breathtaking! A deeply moving experience. I urge you to see this film.” – Michael Sigman, Huffington Post

“Words are entirely inadequate to convey the experience of watching this film. An extraordinary achievement that reinvigorates our sense of wonder about the natural world.” – Peter Calder, The New Zealand Herald

“Spectacular!  A visual feast that gives you the most tangible impression of Antarctica possible.” – Bas Macdonald, Critic Culture

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE opens Friday, November 28, 2014 at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre is at 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard

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