We’re in the depths of a brutal Minnesota winter, so it might seem weird to go see a movie about a failed expedition to the South Pole. But Ernest Shackleton’s perilous 1914 journey was an adventure the likes of which we can only imagine today. And the feature film made along the way, Endurance aka South (1920) is an amazing document of that voyage.
Shackleton’s crew wasn’t particularly well equipped. Their wooden ship, the Endurance, wasn’t large. They had no radios, and no way to call for help if things got dicey.
As it turned out, things got very dicey. The Endurance was trapped in ice, its hull crushed, and the crew had to travel by lifeboat and by foot hundreds of miles to safety.
This silent film is rarely screened theatrically, and Dreamland Faces will be providing live musical accompaniment. –Michael Popham
Endurance aka South screens Friday and Saturday, January 9 and 10 at 7:00 and 9:00; and Sunday, January 11 at 5:00 and 7:00. Tickets are $10 for this live musical event and you can purchase tickets here.