SOUTH Silent Film

with Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra

Friday, March 8 @ 7:30 PM

SOUTH: Ernest Shackleton & the Endurance Expedition

with Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra

The wreck of the Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition ship, was rediscovered 10,000 feet below the Weddell Sea in Antarctica; at the bottom of the ocean for over a century but still in remarkably good condition. The Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra performs a live, improvisational score for the 1919 silent film South – Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition.

SOUTH was shot and edited by Frank Hurley, official photographer for Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition. Shackleton was already a world famous explorer when he hired Hurley to accompany his crew on a brave journey across the South Pole, but within 80 miles of Antarctica, they found themselves and their ship trapped amongst the heavily packed ice. What followed this moment of disaster is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told and an unbelievable tale of survival, and Hurley managed to save many of the stills and motion picture film he shot of the harrowing experience. It is these movies and images make up South.

Run time approx. 80 minutes. Tickets $32 All Ages


The Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Ken Winokur to accompany Ken Brown’s 1960’s super 8 films, compiled under the name Psychedelic Cinema. The group has performed in the US with that film at prestigious venues such as the AFI Silver, ICA Boston, Cornell Cinema, Hamilton College and many others. The PCO did two tours of the Balkans (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro)