Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, August 7th at 5:00pm for “March of the Penguins” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
“During the harsh Antarctic winter an epic journey takes place every year. More astounding than Shackleton’s voyage of Endurance, this is the story of the indigenous Emperor Penguins, who march across the harsh landscape of Antarctica to find their mates and keep the journey going for new generations. Like last year’s hit Winged Migration, The March of the Penguins features astounding up-close footage of birds in action. While penguins may technically be stuck on the ground, they move with such unique grace and calm, walking steadfastly across the most inhospitable terrain, or sliding on their bellies, that you can’t help but root for them every step of the way. Gorgeous cinematography highlights the vast labyrinths of ice that cover of the South Pole, and prepare to be stunned by a never-before-seen underwater sequence that shows the penguins really flying – though the freezing ocean under the Antarctic ice. Director Luc Jacquet and his crew followed the penguins on their journey for 13 months, then cleverly edited the film to tell a narrative story that brings the journey to life through clever penguin dialogue. Filled with excitement, danger, adventure, romance, and gorgeous scenery, The March of the Penguins is a real-life epic.”