Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • Film
  • 4/9/2009
  • 19:00-21:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Public Library
Event Description
This collaborative program pairs film screenings at the Spencer with book discussions sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library. In conjunction with the exhibition Climate Change at the Poles, the Library has created a book discussion group on the subject, and the Spencer has assembled a series of films with storylines or themes similar to those found in the literature. A book discussion precedes each screening. To register for the Book Discussion group, contact Maria Butler at (785) 843-3833 ext.123 or email mbutler@lawrence.lib.ks.us

Director Werner Herzog takes his camera to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, where a hearty crew of 1,100 people spend the austral summer. This group of researchers, scientists and assorted adventurers show us life at the bottom of the world as we see that we are not as invincible or as dominant as we like to believe. (2008, 99 minutes)