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LONGEST NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 18TH - 26TH JUNE 2011
If you are in Hobart between 18th and 26th June come along to the State Cinema Elizabeth Street in North Hobart where the ANARE Club – Tas Branch has organised a film festival of Antarctic and Arctic based films.
For screening times see below or please check the State Cinema web site at www.statecinema.com.au
Programme 1: Australian Antarctic Explorers
Frank Hurley's Antarctic footage of Mawson's expedition (24m), The Nella Dan in the Antarctic (24m), Wilkins and the Voyage of the Nautilus (52m).
1.00pm Saturday 18th June
8.30pm Tuesday 21st June
6.00pm Sunday 26th June
Programme 2: International Polar Exploration
The Red Tent (120m). Produced in 1969, this feature film tells the story of the disastrous 1928 crash of the airship Italia in the Arctic.
6.00pm Sunday 19th June
1.00pm Saturday 25th June
DOWN SOUTH: Australian tradies in Antarctica
The great explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson, led the first Australian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) 100 years ago this year, opening up the Antarctic for the multi-skilled Australian tradespeople and researchers who followed.
One of the activities celebrating a centenary of Australia's involvement and Mawson’s historic achievements is a photographic exhibition ‘Down South’, which tells the stories of the fabulous men and women whom have ventured Down South from 1947 to the 1980’s.
Susan Gordon-Brown, the photographer, has spoken to 25 tradespeople and photographed them as they are now. The exhibition is a combination of these portraits and their stories, as written by Gayl O’Connor.
The exhibition will be on display from the June 16th – 20th 2011 at the Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place, Constitution Dock, Hobart.
Exhibition open from 10am -4pm.
Susan will be present with several of the expeditioners featured in the exhibition for a special opening on Saturday 18th June at 2.00pm.