…an irreverent, philosophical adventure doc for the 21st century — in Seattle Labor Day weekend and then Portland — gazes into the new-old world emerging as Greenland’s melting ice reveals new mysteries.
In English and Danish (with English subtitles), for families who enjoy more stunning observations and questions than answers, this gorgeous trip might substitute for your really cool getaway, as long as you don’t need to travel to the end of the world to see it. Screening schedule
An old three-masted schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Columbus sails to the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland. There the explorers encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species on their epic journey. But discovering these new and unknown parts of the world also confronts the crew with the existential questions of life.
Curiosity, pathos and a liberating dose of humor emerge as one breathtaking image after the other seduces the viewer into a world of alien beauty. Conceived on a grand scale, EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD is like a long forgotten childhood dream, brought to life by grown artists, scientists, and philosophers.
“…an evolved hybrid of global environmental documentary and the group-trip experiments of reality television. Its biggest step onto unfamiliar terrain might be its ambivalent ending, conveying uncertainty about what can or should be done next. ” – New York Times
“Manages to mesmerize and evoke ecological anxiety at the same time.”
– Wall Street Journal
“Some of the most stunning landscape cinematography imaginable.”
– New York Post
“The film helps you to look at the earth, so majestic, so superb, and to want more than ever to be aware.”
– Pop Matters
- Seattle, WA
August 29 – September 4, 2014
Northwest Film Forum
- Portland, OR
September 5-11, 2014
Living Room Theaters