‘Eight Below’ to be screened at I-House

By From page A9 | June 18, 2013

“Eight Below,” a  2006 American film directed by Frank Marshall, will be screened Friday, June 21, as part of the International Film Series.

The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.

There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.

This film about the survival of a dog sled team in Antarctica was inspired by a Japanese film that in turn was based on true events in 1958, but this is not a documentary.

The dogs are left chained outside a research station in Antarctica when the humans have to leave precipitously because of an approaching severe storm. Their guide, Jerry (Paul Walker), wants to return to rescue his beloved team but is not allowed to. The film focuses on the dogs and their remarkable behavior that guarantees the survival of the fittest.

The film series will take a break during July and August and return Sept. 6.

Enterprise staff

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