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Heroes and Villains of the Frozen North

This, our first Chapter Meeting of the new year, will feature Professor Russell Potter, and his excellent presentation:

Heroes and Villains of the Frozen North

Long before Nanook of the North in 1922, a wide variety of dramatic and expedition films were made and marketed to the American movie-going public. In this lecture, Professor Russell Potter (author of Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture) will describe some of these early films, illustrating his talk with rare and recently-discovered stills (such as the one attached, from 1910’s "The Way of the Eskimo," the first all-Inuit cast Inuit-written film). The talk will cover dramatic films, such as William Selig’s "The Spoilers," Rollin Sturgeon’s "God’s Country and the Woman" (1916), and Cecil B. DeMille’s "The Call of the North" (1914), along with expedition films by Anthony Fiala, Walter Wellman, Frank E. Kleinschmidt, Albert A, Carwood, and Beverly Bennett Dobbs.

As well, Professor Potter will give a slide-show of production stills, posters, and brief excerpts from several of the surviving films.

Lastly, the New England Chapter has a new facebook page you can check HERE, which will have ongoing updates for chapter events, etc.

Date: 01/25/13

Time: Social Hour Begins at 7pm, Presentations begin at 8pm

Location: Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

Member Ticket Price: $10 donation

Guest Ticket Price: $10 donation

Reservation Notes:

This New England Chapter of The Explorers Club FRIDAY, January 25th 2013 event for members, guests, and friends will be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, overlooking the Charles River and adjacent to the Harvard Business School near the Cambridge/Allston on/off ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Telephone (617) 783-0090.

You may park in the hotel garage for a fee of $5.00 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARKING IS NO LONGER FREE), getting your parking ticket activated, as you tell them “Explorers Club,” on your way out at the front desk.

The Social Hour begins at 7:00 p.m. in the hotel’s well-appointed (cash) bar and lounge above the second floor, and the presentations begin just after 8 p.m.  Costs at the Doubletree have increased for the new year, and so the pith helmet will be passed around for a $10 to $20 donation per person requested to help defray the cost of room rental, which is payable at the event.

All guests, friends, family, and interested parties are welcome.

If you let us know ahead of time that you intend to come, that would be helpful; but regardless, do come, whether or not you let us know. Dress as you wish.

For any further information, or if you want to let us know that you are coming, please call me at (781) 968-5174

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