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See us @ VA Film Festival Nov 4

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See it Nov 4 at 7:15pm
 By: MarinersMuseum
 Published: Nov 01 2012

The Mariners' Museum will make an appearance at the 25th annual Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville this year. Director of Education, Anne Marie Millar, will host and moderate a discussion of Sprague Theobald's new documentary on the Northwest Passage, "The Other Side of the Ice."

In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906 a staggering number have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic and down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek filled with deadly danger from ice and severe weather.

Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarked with untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts. Mother Nature's fury, and personality clashes threatened to tear the crew apart. The Other Side of the Ice a film of survival, adventure and ultimately redemption.

Producer and Director Sprague Theobald will be signing his new book based on his Northwest Passage experience at the New Dominion Bookstore on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 am. The oldest independent bookseller in VA, New Dominion Bookstore is located at 404 East Main Street, Charlottesville.

For more information, please contact Bryan Hill at 757-591-7749 or email at

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