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NYC - Film Screenings - Shipwrecked on a Great Lake & Volcanic Planet

The Explorers Club is pleased to present as a double feature the New York Premieres of two documentary films by Peter Rowe: Volcanic Planet and Shipwrecked on a Great Lake.

Volcanic Planet

Running time: 45 Minutes

Volcanoes are the most extreme, dramatic, and explosive forces of nature on our planet. Volcanoes have produced many of the most valuable minerals – and most of the arable soil on earth. Every day, volcanoes are exploding around the world. When the Yellowstone Super Volcano blows (and it is now 48,000 years overdue to do so), it will destroy most of life on North America.

Award-winning filmmaker Peter Rowe has climbed and filmed 19 volcanoes, and tells the story of them, the adventures of climbing them, the people who live beside them, and the scientists who risk their lives to study them, in Volcanic Planet.

Filmed in Congo, Iceland, Italy, Vanuatu, Hawaii, Tonga, Turkey, Guatemala, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Indonesia and under the Pacific Ocean, Volcanic Planet is a fast paced high voltage tour of the world’s most active smoking mountains.

Shipwrecked on at Great Lake

Running time: 55 Minutes

During the summer of the 200th anniversary of two of the most famous and important of freshwater shipwrecks, filmmaker Peter Rowe led a team to create a new film telling the story of the maritime disaster. Shipwrecked on a Great Lake tells the story from the viewpoint of Ned Myers, the seaman who was one of the very few survivors of the wreck, played in the film by British actor Jack Manser. Rowe and his production team recreated the attack on Toronto (the first use ever of the US Marines), and the storm that sank the two ships, first in a Toronto wave tank, then aboard La Revenante, an accurate replica of a 19th Century schooner, at the east end of Lake Ontario.

It culminates with the story of the secret rogue dives made on the deep wrecks, and the diver who lost his life trying to explore the cursed ships. It includes exclusive filming of the 2013 archeological sidescan sonar investigation of the two shipwrecks.

Date: 11/06/2014

Time: 5:00pm Reception, 6:30pm Screening

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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