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Expedition to the End of the World
http://expeditionthemovie.dk/
Directed by Daniel Dencik
Denmark, 2013, 90 min, in English and Danish with English Subtitles

A three-masted schooner packed with artists, scientists, and philosophers sets off on a grand journey to one of the last uncharted areas of the globe: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland.

"Mesmerizing and spectacular wilderness documentary."
- Salon



PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

Ogden, UT
August 19, 2015
Utah Film Center

Moab, UT
August 20, 2015

Vero Beach,CA
February 4, 2015
Windsor Docs

Columbus, OH
December 5, 2014
Gateway Film Center

Rochester, NY
November 20, 2014
George Eastman House

Lowell, MA
November 18, 2014
Lowell Film Collaborative at the Luna Theater

Tallahassee, FL
November 14-16, 2014
Tallahassee Film Society

Cleveland, OH
November 14 & 16, 2014
Cleveland Museum of Art

Boulder, CO
November 11, 2014
International Film Series, University of Colorado, Boulder

Mineral Point, WI
November 6-9, 2014
Driftless Film Festival

Bellingham, WA
October 31 - November 6, 2014
Limelight Cinema

Hartford, CT
October 31 - November 6, 2014
Real Art Ways

Pittsburgh, PA
October 19-23, 2014
Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Chicago, IL
October 17-23, 2014
Gene Siskel Film Center

Gloucester, MA
October 10, 2014
The Cape Ann Community Cinema

Bellingham, WA
October 9-12, 2014
Pickford Film Center

Ashland, OR
October 3-9, 2014
Varsity Theatre

Anchorage, AK
October 6, 2014
Beartooth TheatrePub

Norfolk, VA
October 1, 2014
Naro Cinema

Milwaukee, WI
September 25 - October 9, 2014
Milwaukee Film Festival 

Salt Lake City, UT
September 30, 2014
Utah Film Center

Silver Spring, MD
September 27 & 28, 2014
AFI Silver

Camas, WA
September 19-25, 2014
Liberty Theatre

Boston, MA
September 10-18, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Holland, MI
September 8-13, 2014
Knickerbocker Theatre

Portland, OR
September 5-18, 2014
Living Room Theaters

Santa Fe, NM
September 5-18, 2014
The Screen

Los Angeles, CA
September 5-18, 2014
Downtown Independent

Patchogue, NY
September 5-11, 2014
Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center

Missoula, MT
September 5-7, 2014
Roxy Theatre

Seattle, WA
August 29 - September 4, 2014
Northwest Film Forum

New York, NY
August 20-26, 2014
Film Forum

Hudson, NY
September 18-21, 2014
Time & Space Limited

SYNOPSIS

An adventure film for the 21st century, EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD takes an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and our effect on the world around us. On a three-masted schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland. It is an epic journey, with the brave explorers on board encountering polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their meetings with these new and unknown parts of the world, the crew is also confronted with the existential questions of life.


Curiosity, grand pathos and a liberating dose of humor come together in this superbly styled film, where one breathtaking image after the other seduces the viewer into a world of almost alien beauty. A film conceived and brought to life on a grand scale, EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD is like a long forgotten childhood dream, brought to life by grown artists, scientists, and philosophers.

TRAILER

PRESS

"A beautiful thing to behold."
- The Chicago Tribune

"Witty musings on the cosmic circle of life."
- The Boston Globe

"A fascinating meditation on the different ways nature can be experienced."
- The Oregonian

"Breathaking images."
- Los Angeles Times

"A beautiful/scary documentary about climate change."
- Santa Fe Reporter

"Ominously gorgeous, philosophically rich."
- The Stranger

"Perfectly captures the wonderment of Greenland."
- Hollywood Soapbox

"Manages to mesmerize and evoke ecological anxiety at the same time."
- Wall Street Journal

"Some of the most stunning landscape cinematography imaginable."
- New York Post

"The film helps you to look at the earth, so majestic, so superb, and to want more than ever to be aware."
- Pop Matters

"Thought-provoking."
- New York Daily News

BOMB Magazine Interview

"Beautiful, contemplative and tumultuous."
- Nonfics

"Mesmerizing and spectacular wilderness documentary."
- Salon

"Courses with the zeal of Robert Flaherty, the fearlessness of Werner Herzog and the fatalistic humor or Lars Von Trier."
- The Onion/AV Club

"A GORGEOUS, SURPRISING, meditative film. Opens up one of the world's last unknown places."
- Village Voice

"A documentary of pure exploration....visually intoxicating."
- Leveled Magazine

"Captures nature at its most pristine and awe-inspiring."
- The Dissolve

"Hyper-vivid vistas."
- The New York Times

"The amazing imagery of stony beaches and stubbornly frozen fjords suggests nature's utter indifference to human presence, a well-trodden theme here given an entertainingly tricked-up treatment."
- The Globe and Mail

"With a mood and setting worthy of a murder story by Jack London, this audience-friendly, atmospheric work explores the ice-blocked fjords of northeastern Greenland"
- Variety

"Visually ravishing, thought-provoking and benefitting from just enough playfulness to set it apart from the nature-doc herd."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Do not miss out on this visually wonderful journey."
- Filmz.dk (Denmark)

"An incredibly well-orchestrated and integrated documentary."
- CinemaOnline.dk (Denmark)

"A magnificent documentary about the meaning of life."
- Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark)

"Do not miss out on this visually wonderful journey."
- Filmz.dk (Denmark)

STILLS

All images © Haslund Film

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