The Crossing (plus Q&A session)

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:

http://www.cinemanova.com.au/catalogue/meet-the-filmmaker/crossingevent

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)

Synopsis:
"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.

Genre: Documentary

Director: Julian Harvey
Stars: Chris Bray, Clark Carter

Awards:
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2014: Best Adventure Film
Toronto International Film Festival 2014: Official Selection
Sydney Film Festival 2013: Best Documentary

Links:
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2373550
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrossingFilm
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.

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  • Simon

    An entertaining and inspiring film - the two adventurers attempted a challenge potentially more difficult than the earth's polar regions, through a variety of different terrain and dangerous obstacles. It was especially inspiring hearing some extra background and additional information after the film in the Q&A session, which was much more focussed on the film's action than most Q&A's are. Thanks to all who attended and look forward to seeing you all again soon :)

    April 25

  • Simon

    We are sitting in the centre of the cinema (roughly speaking) for the couple of people who haven't arrived yet. After the film I will wait with the group at the bottom of the stairs for a few mins to allow anyone else to catch up.

    April 24

  • Simon

    Hi all,

    Just a quick reminder that this event is on tomorrow. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, please do so NOW as a similar event (Canopy) has just sold out and some people have missed out. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow :) Regards,

    Simon.

    April 23

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