THE PORTLAND ECOFILM FESTIVAL TOUR: QUEEN WITHOUT LAND
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Sunday, November 10
THE 2019 PORTLAND ECOFILM FESTIVAL TOUR & THE OLYMPIA FILM SOCIETY PRESENT:
QUEEN WITHOUT LAND
Doors 2:00pm / film 2:30pm
$15 GA / $12 OFS
$8 youth ten and under (door only)
A true story about the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker, during his four-year journey on Svalbard. Rising temperatures, are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scenery for ice algae, fish, birds and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals, get abandoned pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question “this planet is home to all of us, can we afford to ignore it?”
Director: Asgeir Helgestad / 2018 / Norway / 70 min
Screening with: THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING
When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, the woman and snail share an intimate journey of survival and resilience. Adapted from the award-winning nonfiction memoir of the same title. Featuring the voice of Daryl Hannah.
Director: Elisabeth Tova Bailey / 2019 / US / 15 min
SCREENING: SUN 11/10 2:30PM
Tickets available online and at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.