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The 4th Annual Polar Film Festival

The Explorers Club is proud to present our 4th Annual Polar Film Festival, with events on Friday evening December 4th, and all day Saturday, December 5th.

On Friday Night, John Geiger will present the new film Arctic Ghost Ship, on the spectacular discovery of Sir John Franklin’s ship HMS Erebus. After the film, he will be available for Q&A, and his new book, Franklin’s Lost Ship, will be available. Friday's reception is sponsored by The Royal Canadian Geographical Magazine.

John Geiger is the Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic Enterprises. He is the international bestselling author of seven books, including Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition and The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He was a member in the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition that located the wreck of HMS Erebus, and is the co-author, with Alanna Mitchell, of the forthcoming Erebus: The Discovery of Franklinʼs Lost Ship. Geiger graduated in history from the University of Alberta. He is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto, a Senior Fellow of the International Strategic Studies Association, Washington, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and The Explorers Club. He is the former Chair of the Editorial Board of The Globe and Mail, and also served as Editorials Editor at National Post. He has received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Alberta Centennial Medal.

Click here for Saturday's schedule of events

Date: Friday, December 4th

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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

Reservation Notes:

Tickets for Friday & Saturday are FREE thanks to our gracious sponsors, Adventure Canada & Canadian Geographic Magazine. Lunch on Saturday is $35, and requires advanced reservations. This is the only charge for the festival, and is optional. To make a reservation, please call us at 212.628.8383, or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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