Let's go and see the Australian survival and adventure documentary "The Crossing" at the Nova. In this film, two young Australians decide to go on an adventure to become the first to cross Victoria Island, a remote Arctic island, unsupported. It doesn't all quite go to plan. This film has won awards at the Sydney Film Festival and Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival and is coming to the Nova for a special preview screening. The screening is followed by a Q&A session with intrepid arctic adventurer and one of the two stars of the film, Clark Carter.
Please only RSVP if you will attend; no shows will be recorded for future reference.
Date: Thursday, 24th April, 2014
Time: Meet at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm session. We will enter the cinema at approximately 6:15pm.
Place: Meet outside "Black Orange" in the arcade outside Cinema Nova. This is roughly opposite the box office.
Notes: Booking in advance is highly recommended at the time you RSVP, and not later. If you leave bookings until later, it is possible that the session will fill and it is unlikely that there will be another opportunity for a Q&A session such as this one.
Tickets can be purchased in advance using the following link:
If you leave it until the day to purchase tickets, please note that all purchases at the box office are cash only. The only way to pay using a credit card is online, in advance. If you need to use a debit or credit card, the Westpac ATM in the arcade may be of assistance but you will be charged cash advance or other bank withdrawal fees unless you use a Westpac/St George savings account.
There are no seat allocations so we can purchase tickets individually. Please be on time as we will need to enter early to get good seats.
Cinema Nova members receive a small discount (usually around $5) from the ticket price. This film is priced at about the standard rate despite being an event screening.
Duration: 85 minutes
Rating: M (Moderate level coarse language)
"The Crossing" is a feature documentary following two young Australians, Clark Carter and Chris Bray as they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. The pair attempted to drag their home-made kayaks more than one thousand kilometres across a remote island in the Arctic. Their story is equal parts rock'n'roll and youthful exuberance, resulting in disaster! They battled freezing temperatures, knee-deep mud, razor sharp rocks, got chased by wolves and hid from polar bears until finally being forced to admit their dream was over. After 58 days alone in the wilderness, they had covered only a third of the distance.
Unable to let go of their dream, three years later Clark and Chris confidently returned to finish the job. They were a little older, wiser and thought they knew what to expect from the island. They re-designed and re-built a custom cart to carry the five hundred kilograms off food and equipment needed to survive a hundred days in the Arctic. After a positive start, things yet again take a turn for the worse. The duo soon realised the island isn't going to let them across without a fight. Edited from more than a hundred hours of stunning high definition footage shot by Clark Carter and Chris Bray, "The Crossing" is an insight into the minds of two young adventurers biting off far more than they can chew. This story is an antidote to a world of instant gratification, showing that you can achieve anything -but sometimes there ain't no easy way.
Director: Julian Harvey
Stars: Chris Bray, Clark Carter
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2014: Best Adventure Film
Toronto International Film Festival 2014: Official Selection
Sydney Film Festival 2013: Best Documentary
Cinema Australia: http://cinemaaustralia.com.au/2014/01/01/focus-on-2014-the-crossing/
Post-film discussion: For anyone interested, we can head to Brunetti's or Threshermann's after the film for a chat and a coffee.