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Capture: 'Antarctica - A Year On Ice' - a conversation with film maker Anthony Powell

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  • JacksonP,

    This a great interview, and stunning photos. Thanks Jonathan for bringing this to Capture.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2426 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    WOW! Looks fantastic. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3884 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

    Nice piece Jonathan : ) I'm really looking forward to seeing this at the film festival, the Civic is the perfect venue with it's own starry skies.

    Hmmmm, wonder if the Capture team can organise a trip to Antarctica!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2685 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Calder,

    Saw this, though lamentably only on DVD on a large TV. Highly recommend seeing it on the Civic's mighty screen. It's fantastic.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I sympathise with Anthony and his film cracking and ripping. I worked, walked and swam in Lake Vanda, the Labyrinth and the rest of the Wright Valley over a two week period and carefully wound my 36 frames on my 35mm Pentax and when the counter got to 37 it dawned on me that I had been winding thin air for the whole time. Gah.

    I spent hours in the depths of darkness lying on my back in the snow watching the green curtains spearing down from the heavens. Skiing behind Huskies, sledging behind 15 of them across McMurdo Sound, sitting in amongst the Adelies, the view from near the top of Erebus and crawling our way into the ice caves to look at the extraordinary ice crystals.

    A once in a lifetime experience. This will certainly bring back the Beauty of the South.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1582 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I took my wife, Kris, her Mum and Dad and my Mum to the Embassy to this mornings Film Festival showing.

    In 31 years of trying to speak of what I saw I was never able to convey the stark beauty of the place. This film does the job incredibly well. The film was punctuated with silence.........these were completely reminiscent of the deafening silence of the Windless Bight. Nothing but a heart beat. The curtains of aurora show off their beauty. The storm with the noise and absolute maelstrom out an open door. The cold. The sunsets. The clouds. The penguins. The dry valleys.

    A+ Recommended.

    Some won't like the concentration of focus on MacTown. Rather, it is about people. What they describe resonated with me to a T(3). Why people go, why they stay, why they keep going back, why the emotions are stirred deep deep inside when you leave the place.

    I thanked him doing the job I failed to do.

    If you can get tickets for Monday's (29 July) 6-15pm show then GO!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1582 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

    Thanks Ross. The reviews I've seen have all been overwhelmingly positive.

    Aucklanders, you have another chance to see the film this weekend. An extra screening has been squeezed into the Festival. At the Civic Theatre, Saturday August 3 at 10.45am.

    Since Dec 2006 • 230 posts Report Reply

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