The Sheldon Jackson Museum invites the public to a free film screening of On the Ice on Saturday, March 24th at 2 pm. In the movie, set in Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Written and directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean and released in 2011, the film has won numerous awards at a variety of film festivals, including Best First Feature at the Berlin International Film Festival, Crystal Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography at the Woodstock Film Festival, Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Woodstock Film Festival, Best New American Film at the Seattle International Film Festival, Best Director at the American Indian Film Festival, Best Film at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to noon and 1pm to 4:00pm with a lunch closure between noon and 1pm. During the winter, admission is $5 for general visitors, $4 for seniors, and free for ages 18 and under. However, admission will be waived for the film screening. The film may not be appropriate for youth due to language and graphic violence. Please call (907) 747-8981 with any questions about the museum’s programming.
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