Yorkshire Silent Film Festival and HIC

South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (PG)

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Frank Hurley | 1919 | UK | 80 mins | PG | Silent film with live music accompaniment

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is the UK’s largest celebration of live-scored silent film, taking place every May in cinemas, theatres and community venues across the region. This year, the festival visits Hull Truck with three superb screenings, each accompanied with live music.

South is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. At the film’s centre is the astonishing sight of the ship, Endurance, trapped in the ice. Photographer Frank Hurley captured his most dramatic shots in the blackness of the polar night by surrounding the ship with twelve magnesium flares. These ghostly images of Endurance in its final hours are among the most unforgettable images in early cinema.

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Part of the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival Multi-Buy Offers
Saturday Saver: See both Saturday films and pay just £15 standard/£13 HIC members/students.
Weekend Saver: See Friday film and both Saturday films and pay just £24 standard/£21 HIC members/students.