Movie Night

Scott of Antarctica – Now November 18th

The film, “Scott of the Antarctic” has been advanced one week to avoid conflict with the Grey Cup game. It’s now November 18th. Details are provided below. Your host is Steven Duff.

The date and time for this is now Sunday, November 18th, from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Lions’ Room at the Museum on Tower Hill. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors and students. And, yes, we’ll have warm drinks and snacks – you’ll want them after you see this!

2012 has been a year of various anniversaries and centenaries, covering the good, the bad, and the ugly. One event from 1912 that has had little air-play is the tragedy of the Antarctic expedition led by Capt. Robert Falcon Scott. We’re making amends at the Museum with a tribute to Capt. Scott, his men, and their terrible encounter with Murphy’s Law. A display and a historical introduction are planned and the main part of the event will be a screening of the classic 1952 film Scott of the Antarctic, starring John Mills and featuring a sound-track by Ralph Vaughan Williams that ranks as one of the greatest ever.

White Squall the Movie – Excitement on the High Seas

There was a small but enthusiastic group of Power Squadron members present for the presentation of the movie ‘White Squall’ at the Parry Sound District Museum last night. You missed a good movie shown on a ‘big screen’. Rent the movie locally if you want to watch a film that combines sailing, the complex relationships that define humans, and lots of action.

An interesting factoid. According to Wikipedia, “a white squall is characterized as a sudden and violent windstorm phenomenon at sea which is not accompanied by the black clouds generally characteristic of a squall. The name refers to the white-capped waves and broken water, its meager warning to any unlucky seaman caught in its path. White squalls are rare at sea, but common on the Great Lakes of North America.” Here’s the link if you want to read more.

Well neither Anne nor I have any plans to cruise the Atlantic after watching this movie. As long as we don’t have to worry about ‘white squalls’ in Parry Sound harbor you can expect to catch us out there from time-to-time this summer.

Here is a link to information about the movie and another to the ill fated brigantine the Albatross. The link provides some interesting thoughts about the cause of the disaster.