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March 16, 2016

Woodstock film series visits Antarctica and its people

  • Woodstock film series visits Antarctica and its people
  • Woodstock film series visits Antarctica and its people

Courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum

The Northern Lights dance in a clear night sky, in Antarctica. This Saturday’s Woodstock Film Series features the award-winning documentary “Antarctica: A Year on Ice”  filmed from research stations.

Saturday, March 19 at 3 p.m. — WOODSTOCK — The 6th annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the award-winning documentary “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” on Saturday, March 19 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“Antarctica: A Year on Ice” is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians, and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature’s grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary reveals a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.

The film garnered awards at Calgary International Film Festival: Best International Documentary and People’s Choice Award; plus an additional 18 wins and two nominations. The film is presented in HD projection and surround sound, with complimentary refreshments.

Tickets prices are $5 to $11. For additional information, visit www.billingsfarm.org/filmfest or 802-457-2355.

Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. It is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.

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  • The “Northern Lights” are an auroral phenomenon that is seen in the northern hemisphere, particularly in the Arctic regions. In the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica, this same phenomenon is called “Aurora Australis,” not “Northern Lights.”

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