Date - September 10, 2015
7:15 pm until 9:00 pm
Avon Theatre Film Center
272 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT, 06901
FRENCH CINEMATHEQUE: THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE
Introduction & Post-film Q&A with Luc Hardy
Co-presented by Alliance Française of Greenwich
In the heart of the Antarctic, nine adventurers are about to live an extraordinary story. They come from different backgrounds, but one thing brings them together: a passion for adventure. Their goal: to follow in the footsteps of one of the legends of the golden age of polar exploration: Ernest Shackleton. In 1914, after the sinking of his ship, The Endurance, this hero saved his crew from certain death. 100 years later our expedition sets out to explore the sub-Antarctic islands of Elephant, South Georgia and the South Sandwich by boat, ski and pulka. On board the Australis: an expedition leader, a veteran explorer, a former officer, a skipper, a polar guide, a scientist, two young soldiers and an athlete snowboarder.
Luc Hardy is an entrepreneur, adventurer, environmental advocate and author. Luc is an engineer graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris. He is president of Sagax, a US-based investment and management advisory firm. His curiosity for the world and his love of adventure stem from his origins in Brittany. He travels extensively across the globe, photographing and reporting from remote places in order to raise awareness for global causes. Luc is also Vice-President of Green Cross France & Territories, the environmental NGO.
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes
Free of charge
TRAILER: The Pursuit of Endurance
Members are invited to join me for dinner at a restaurant nearby before the film, I’ll be in touch with attending members the week before.
Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford CT 06901